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Portal Gun: Almost Done! by techgeekgirl Portal Gun: Almost Done! by techgeekgirl
Hello again!

I'm almost finished with my portal gun! And I better get the rest of it done soon because Comic-Con is THIS WEEKEND! :iconimhappyplz:

Last weekend I was able to make significant progress on the build, including finishing the painting (including decals!), mounting the top and bottom shells, and assembling the lighting. At the top you can see how the lights in the center chamber will look (thanks to diffusion film!). All that's left is to attach the 2 halves and put on the claws and wires.

More pictures to come, and I'm sure I'll do some sort of write-up on the building process, so stay tuned and let me know what you think!

And credit where it's due: Thanks to :iconrinoa-lewis: and :iconnull-entity: for all their help and a big thanks to my dad, who knows how to work miracles with just a dremel!

EDIT: It's finished! Here's the final product:
3D Printed Portal Gun by techgeekgirl
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:icondevpeter:
devPeter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now to the boots!
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:iconmatoraan:
matoraan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Now you just need some german stick grenades and you're golden!
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:iconmarearp47:
marearp47 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I really want one of that!!:D
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:iconowlhead20:
owlhead20 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm taking engineering and would like to know how u did this cause I want one!
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:iconmuraart:
MuraART Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really awesome project!!! I never sew a kind light like that, is led? It work with normal battery?
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's 2 sets of 3 LEDs, one set on each end of the tube. And yes, they do use normal AA batteries!
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:iconmuraart:
MuraART Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just now I saw the lughts is from the left and right od the tube, but you built it? You must be a expert cyberpunk girl! :) Really awesome stuff
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:iconruthlessdutchman:
RuthlessDutchman Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I visit and hug you? Because people like you make the human race more fantastic :')
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks! How about a virtual hug? :hug:
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:iconruthlessdutchman:
RuthlessDutchman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconglomp1plz::iconportalplz::iconblockplz::iconportal2plz::iconglomp2plz:
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:iconbrokenhax:
BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:icongladoslaplz: As an optional protocol, the enrichment center would like to represent an amusing fact. The device is now worth more than the combined incomes and vital organs of everyone in [Subject hometown here]. *beep
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:iconderyoshi:
deryoshi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I like the glowing tubes.
I used some glass fibers to scatter the light insisde the small tube as can be seen here: [link]
If you use sound make sure it is loud enough!
I have about 20W Speakers but you hardly hear it when there are a lot of people around making noise.
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah the original speaker I used wasn't cutting it, so I used a set of mini portable speakers and wired up a connector and it worked like a charm! (video: [link])
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:iconderyoshi:
deryoshi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
have you built your speakers inside the gun or are they outside connected with a cable?
I am thinking of making (another) companion cube filled with more powerful Speakers.
Already built the sound box just need a bigger companioncube that can also be used as a backpack.
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was able to fit a pair of mini-speakers (I think they're called tweakers) inside the back of the gun (under the large white shell). I then put holes in the canister so that the sound would get out better). Here's a picture: [link]
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:iconraxx50:
raxx50 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, absolutely amazing!! :D I made one too! [link] probably not as good as yours though lol
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks! And I think your gun rocks! :D
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:iconspace-paranoids:
space-paranoids Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing so far! Looks almost like the official replica, which is saying something because the other DIY portal guns I've seen have been kind of sloppy.
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:iconimwritten:
Imwritten Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Wow a portal gun... you do know it only works on certain surfaces :P

Seriously though I hope you finish it before the weekend, that thing will get heads turning that's for sure. :)
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! Yep all that's left is to put the claws and outside wires on so it looks like I'll make the deadline!
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:iconimwritten:
Imwritten Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Good to hear :)
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:iconfabflyingfox:
fabflyingfox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This. Is awesome. Sweet Loki. ;A;
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlokismileplz:
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:iconnekomimichi:
nekomimichi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Do you work for thinkgeek? this is so accurate.
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I wish I worked for them! But sadly no :no: This is just something I decided to do partly for SDCC 2012 and partly because I like to mix art and technology to make cool stuff! (Plus it keeps me out of trouble on the weekends ;))
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:iconmarcelmiranda:
marcelmiranda Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work, dude!

How much time you spent (or will spend) in this Portal Gun?
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!

Well I've been working on this on and off (most weekends) since February so I'd say about 75+ hours... but don't quote me on that!
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saki08 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so amazing *A*
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :aww:
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:iconstickbrush:
StickBrush Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wooooo! :dance:
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:iconstickbrush:
StickBrush Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
For real, THIS APERTURE SCIENCE HANDHELD PORTAL DEVICE LOOKS SO GREAT!!!
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :bow:
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:iconnull-entity:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so good already :)


And I'm glad I could help with the decal references for this :D.

It looks better than the official gun!
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes yes yes thanks so much for your help! And I'm glad you like it! I was knee-deep in this when I found out about the NECA replica lol
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:iconnull-entity:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh Kinda like me and the Left 4 Dead Comic.

I bound and printed the online PDF about 5 months before they announced or released the official hard copy :P.

I then started collecting art for a Portal 1/2 book and they go an announce that is coming eventually..

DAMN YOOOOOUUUUUU VALVE :D
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol it's like they can read our minds! :O
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:iconnull-entity:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet they can!!! 0_0
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:iconsethpda:
SethPDA Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you make a tutorial on how to do it, cuz I want one also :D
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do! :D
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Benguy12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
very awesome! its really coming along! :D excited to see it once its done!

and on another topic, your kitchen looks nice XD
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:icontechgeekgirl:
techgeekgirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And yeah my mom's really looking forward to having her kitchen back XD
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:iconbenguy12:
Benguy12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
welcomes! LOL!
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