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3D Printed Portal Gun by techgeekgirl 3D Printed Portal Gun by techgeekgirl
EDIT: I got featured on the front page of BuzzFeed! [link]
Thanks guys for all the love! I'll post more pictures when I get the chance!

And Part 1 of the tutorial is up!


If you want to like/reblog this on Tumblr, please do it from my page, Thanks!: [link]

Here's a front view of the gun with the orange LEDs. :D

Note: This is not the NECA replica gun. I made this one :D

It was a big hit at SDCC, people were stopping me everywhere to ask me where I got it, and the look on their faces when I told them I made it was priceless!

I'm going to do a write-up for this, so let me know in the comments if there's anything specific you want me to write about!

Here's a video of it in action: [link]

More photos! :



WIPs:



fun fact: The reason this replica is so nice is because many of the parts you see here were 3D printed! [link]

And thanks to =rinoa-lewis and ~Null-Entity for their help!
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Given 2012-08-08
My Portal Gun by *techgeekgirl. ( Suggested by sonickingscrewdriver and Featured by Talty )
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DoctorSpicy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Great work!!! :) (Smile) 
May I use this picture for a little "gimped" pic of a cosplay fan, please?
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:iconborderbabe2412:
borderbabe2412 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
there is a new place called renderrise.com that is home for your renderings and you should sign up. because this is beautiful and you can win the contests
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:iconakaize3d:
Akaize3D Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!
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:iconskullydotcartoonist:
SkullyDotCartoonist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You made this...with a 3D printer...you good sir/madam are amazing!!!
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:iconsupermaxxx:
supermaxxx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Just awesome.
Do you have 3D printer yourself or you use it somewhere else?
and what else you have used 3D printing for?


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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used Shapeways, an online company that does 3D printing in all sorts of materials since they could produce the large pieces in for me. I've also used 3D printing to make custom bracelets and simple necklace pendants. (I also got a 3Doodler from their Kickstarter Campaign) I'm hoping that as the cost of 3D printers continues to drop that I can get a decent one for under $600
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
is... beautiful :iconcryforever:
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:iconcoralarts:
CoralArts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking very good! :D
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:iconmrorangejuice2:
MrOrangeJuice2 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a 3D model when i first saw this
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmrorangejuice2:
MrOrangeJuice2 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome :D
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:iconiamanelebiscarra:
iAmAneleBiscarra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!
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:iconramani-rayne:
Ramani-Rayne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Sweet! The craftsmanship looks really, really well done!
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
do you sell these?
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, no. ^^; With the high cost of the 3-D printed parts and all the work that goes with painting, sanding, electronics, etc., I would have to charge about $3000 to make it truly worthwhile. However, you can purchase the 3D printed parts from Shapeways for about $550 and go from there if you really want to make your own! :D
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Wow~ , and one more question, how much work, and how many hours were put into this wonderfull Aperture Portal Device?
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I ordered the parts in February and finished it just in time for SD Comic-Con in July (literally up to the evening before!) So I'd say probably between 30 and 50 hours total. (A lot of that time was spent sanding, priming, and painting all the parts)
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
wow, i wish i had your creative talent. when i was a kid i built a DJ station out of a thin box, and two cardboared disks, i was so proud of it haha.
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks! I think doing all those crafts as a kid in Girl Scouts helped me alot. And I bet your DJ station was awesome :D
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
it was, well to me. id listen to random songs and pretend to mix them up. Lol :laugh:
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Toadsanime Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Featured this for an article on 3D printed Portal items on Coin Arcade: [link]

Fantastic piece. :clap:
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconmarlycat:
marlycat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i'm gonna need you to marry me now... don't care what your gender is, it's happening... Love this
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcavejohnsonplz::iconsaysplz: Sorry Marlycat, she's already married... TO SCIENCE!!!

:D
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:iconmarlycat:
marlycat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Damn. Lost another to the beauties of Science!
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:iconleilanee:
Leilanee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautifully crafted D:
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:icononzai:
Onzai Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
OMG THE FUCKING LUST...
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:iconsponge1310:
Sponge1310 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool! Mine is a NECA replica, maybe not as cool as yours (having it made yourself adds to the cool factor) but I love it nonetheless ^_^
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:iconowlhead20:
owlhead20 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
TEACH ME OH WISE ONE!! I want one :P
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thanks :D I'm working on making a tutorial as we speak (part 1 is here: [link])
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:iconghunter666:
Ghunter666 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
That is awesome as hell.
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:iconwhizcuz:
whizcuz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Sorry if you've been asked this before, but how much overall did it cost you (money-wise) to make this?
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries,

It cost me about $850 (maybe more) to make this, but the majority of that cost was the 3D printed parts, which were almost $600.
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:icondevindante12:
DevinDante12 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
i love this gun you have done it right i would very much like a write up of how you did it
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's on the way!
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:icondevindante12:
DevinDante12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
that is awesome
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:iconsa-sotilas:
SA-sotilas Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
This was a triumph
Im making a note here
HUGE SUCCESS!
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction...

(no really, I'm very proud of it :D)
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:iconsa-sotilas:
SA-sotilas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Aperture Science
We do what we must
because we can
For the good of all of us,
Expect the ones who are dead....
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But there's no sense crying over every mistake
We just keep on trying 'till we run out of cake
And the science gets done
And you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive...
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:iconsa-sotilas:
SA-sotilas Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Im not even angry
Im being so sincere right now
Even thought you broke my heard
and killed me....
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:iconchancezero:
ChanceZero Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
1 word: HOW?
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:iconnomad243:
Nomad243 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...... Does it work? :O
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:iconhappy1judgment:
happy1judgment Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
ASDFGHJKL::
DO WANT
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:icondrcaptpeppergirl:
DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Filmographer
This is a very nice and accurate build of the Portal gun! :)
It looks very impressive and the hard work shows how much work was put into this.

Great job!
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It was made with blood, sweat, and tears but in the end I couldn't be happier with how it turned out :D
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. Looks really realistic.
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconpapa-narwhal:
Papa-Narwhal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
i feel the need to ask if it works it looks exactly like an actual portal gun
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
boy I wish. That would make my life so much easier!
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