The Latest ‘Working Portal Gun In Real Life’ Hack Is Pretty Damn Cool

The Latest ‘Working Portal Gun In Real Life’ Hack Is Pretty Damn Cool


Mirrors lined with blue and red LEDs have long been a staple of Portal-themed decoration. Taking it to the next level, however, is jamin101wolf. He bought the Portal gun prop available through ThinkGeek and Amazon, then plugged the two mirrors into remote-control power boxes. With this he pulls off the effect of firing a red and blue portal (which are located on opposite walls, creating the requisite hall-of-mirrors effect.)

The remote control is not built into the Portal gun; as we speak, a more skilled modder may be integrating it with the toy’s trigger. jamin101wolf said he didn’t want to risk destroying his. Still, it’s a neat trick and one I wish I’d thought of first.

Portal Mirrors Build [imgur. h/t Victor B.]

YouTube video uploaded by jamin101wolf

Originally published on Kotaku