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May 21

Portal Wall Lamp

portal wall lamp

Ever wanted life to be as thrilling as a video game? You could start by making it look like a video game, right? Now, when I was young, becoming an astronaut was a more popular dream than becoming a test subject. However, dominator24 almost makes Aperture Laboratories seem like the place to be.

If you would like to know how this fusion between a lamp and a wall hanging was made, check out the details at this Instructables entry.

June 12

Tutorial Tuesday: ‘Real Life’ Portal Loop

portal loop

Ok, so I cheated a bit, it’s not really a tutorial, but Technabob reader Florian Aich has certainly made himself one awesome conversation piece. I’m putting it up as a Tutorial Tuesday, because all you need is is colored LEDs plus Portal-shaped mirrors and you’re sorted. A geeky art installation to be proud of. Just don’t try and chuck a ball through to test it, your mom/husband/wife/children will be mad.

March 26

Steampunk Portal Gun

steampunk portal gun

Today I would like to show you this amazing steampunk portal gun made by ~batman-n-bananas from deviantart. This is what she had to say:

“I absolutely love building things, especially with found objects or bits of scrap nobody loves anymore. The idea for a Steampunk version came from this as I much prefer rusty cogs to pristine white anyday. A lot of people have asked what this is made from… as far as I can remember the ingredients are:

  • 2 antique clock movements
  • 1 +1/2 hangers
  • Metal teapot stand
  • plastic mechano
  • plumbing parts
  • 1 plant pot
  • 1 hair gel pot + various lids
  • plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket)
  • plastic tubing
  • lots and lots of nuts and bolts
  • miniature storage box (for the battery compartment)
  • pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone’s interested)
  • 3 lightbulbs
  • cardboard tube
  • metal covering from an old hairbrush
  • AV socket
  • tons of odds and ends from my parents garage
  • oh and of course the usuals – milliput, humbrol and warhammer paints, hot melt glue and about 6 gallons of superglue

that’s about as much as I can remember… enjoy!”

October 4

Tutorial Tuesday: Portal Laptop/Tablet Sleeve

Working at this blog has taught me something.

People LOVE crafting Portal related goodies! Here’s another one.

Craftster member Diranasaurus used SewMamaSew’s free tutorial to make her boyfriend a portal themed Nook sleeve.


August 22

Reader Submission: Etched Portal Glass

This etched Portal glass (or Handheld Portal Vessel) was made and submitted by Flickr user Rappe.

Would you drink out of a glass with the Aperture Science logo on it? if so you’re braver than me.

I was transfixed by the blue and orange drink… luckily Rappe clears up the mystery of the ingredients over at the Spritestitch boards:
“The drink we ended up coming up with was mango smoothie on the bottom and Blueberry Lemonade Jones soda on the top. It was surprisingly tasty, but less than a minute after the pictures were taken the smoothie floated up to the top and got all gross looking. Still tasted great though.”