Aperture portal gun (codename: project aperture)


A few more days of work and I created the base using ply wood and some sturdy cardboard. Then with a little spray paint (flat black) I got myself some nice looking  base structures.
The part that you don’t see is the fact that the back of the gun opens using a wing nut on a large screw attached to the PVC.
Also, I had to use Bondo to make the foam paintable. Fyi, don’t try to spraypaint foam, it melts.

Aperture portal gun (codename: project aperture)


So today I’ve decided to begin keeping track of my plethora of projects. From design to completion. My current project is this year’s Halloween costume. Jenn and I decided that this year we would go as escaped test subjects from aperture laboratories.

The first step I took was was to figure out the electronics part of making a portal gun. I had to figure out how to make an orange and blue tube of color. I decided to use a RBG (red, blue, green) LED strip. For it’s versatility and hackability into other projects (I got 5 meters of this sh*t).
After about 2 days of tinkering after work I got the right color and setup using 2 switches, an 800{ohm} resistor and 4 diodes.

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