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.
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.
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!”
How super cool is this bag? Made by the super talented Scarbine, they have so many fun things in their stream! Two of the best “characters” from Portal on one awesome bag! Love!
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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.
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.”