A fully 3D printable GlaDOS Robotic ceiling arm lamp

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In this instructable I will show you how to make a fully 3D printable GlaDOS from Portal (1 and 2), that is also a lamp and can be converted into a robotic arm (how much cooler does it get), With a superled in the eye (this much cooler).

Go watch it immediately:

This was first intended to be an instructable on how to make a fully 3d printable GlaDOS robotic arm lamp that can also move. Due to some shortage in time and other project that I need to continue on (my SLS printer) I will share everything I have thus far that works properly. When I finally figure out how to make this thing moving without all the electronics heating up to 100°C, you will be the first to know.

Because this was first intended to be a fully functioning robot arm, some of the instructions include wiring. If you do not plan to use this as a moving arm, I have also designed parts to replace the servo's and moving parts. With this, you can skip most of the wiring and only use it as a lamp.

To make this lamp you will need a printer that is comfortable printing with a lot of support material. The design isn't supportless and is quite hard to print. I used a UP! 3D printer, that is more than capable enough printing with support material. All of the parts are designed around the maximum build sizes of the UP!.

Also you will need some skills electronics and be comfortable using power from the mains. Also you will need a LOT of time. Printing alone will set you back at least 40 hours.

A special thanks to Almteq in the Netherlands for letting me borrow first one UP!, and letting me borrow 2(!) UP!s when one couldn't get the job done fast enough with just one. Without you guys, this project wouldn't have been possible.

Okay, here's the deal. You seem to want to see this thing moving, and I seem to want to win an UP! printer of my own. This is what we are going to do. You help me win an UP! in the contest, and I will do everything in my power to make this thing move as soon as possible. The deadline for the contest is too soon for me to do it before the contest, so make me win, and I will make this thing move.
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Munson112 months ago
I wired up the led bulbs with the driver and when I tested it they are blinking.Any ideas?
joshuam22 months ago

remember this test is unsolvable without an aperture science portable quantum tunneling device

Sanz of Time4 months ago
How many kgs of material did you go through to print this?
dragonator (author)  Sanz of Time4 months ago

Around 2kg's

pieboy.dave4 months ago

Hi the source files have been removed can you provide a download link please :)

dragonator (author)  pieboy.dave4 months ago

Here you go:

rokas.lepsys5 months ago

best! and it use's my electronic enemy The Adruino

ErikS15 months ago

You Sir...Are qualified for Aperture Science! In fact, you can own Aperture now!

wiidude3451 year ago
this was a triumph!
I'm making a note here, huge success!
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction...
Aperture Science!
We do what we must, because, we can.
For the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead...
But there's no sense crying over every mistake...
You just keep on trying until you run out of cake.
And the Science gets done
And you make a neat gun
For the people who are.... still alive
aol1044 Hirntod9 months ago

I'm not even angry.

Hirntod aol10449 months ago

I'm being so sincere right now.

RobinSood Hirntod8 months ago

Even Though You Broke My Heart And Killed Me,

and thew every piece into a fire

aol1044 RobinSood8 months ago

Aperture Science, we do what we must, because we can

nancyjohns5 months ago

even though you broke my heart and killed me, and tore me to pieces, and threw every piece into a fire

nancyjohns5 months ago

the cake is a lie.

the cake is a lie

.the cake is a lie

.the cake is a lie.

Taragor7 months ago
do i have to print it in abs or is pla strong enough??
it was a triumph

I'm making a note here, huge success.

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Wrong part @JesusGeek. It was "It's hard to overstate my satisfaction."

Emulani11 months ago

gota say u used a ton of support material on bits and pieces that could have been added as smaller objects rather then part of the whole.

for instant add it from top down with a small slide wall, gives roughly the same strenght without wasting material

The head should be modified by someone to mount a raspberry pi camera in it. I would love having GLaDOS guarding my room with face recognition :3

Oh my.. That would be amazing!

I can just imagine having a friend walk in and wonder what's up with the light, just to have it turn around and tell them to identify themselves.

Im making a note here, hughe succes.

No but really, looks awesome man, i'll definatly try have a go at making one when my 3d printer finally arrives, thanks for the idea, info, and files
it was a triumph

Is there any chance I could get a copy of the firmware you used? I'm working on making Wheatley and this would make my project 1000 times easier!
Dr. dB1 year ago
Very cool!

Another "mounted-at-one-end robotic character" that might lend itself to such a project would be "Auto" the autopilot from the movie Wall-E.
SHIFT! Dr. dB1 year ago
Done and done!
Dr. dB SHIFT!1 year ago
Ha! That's gorgeous! ...and from some time ago, too. Guess that'll teach me to ransack the site, just a little, before I run off at the keyboard! ;-)
SHIFT!1 year ago
I love this project! Can I have your permission to make a Life Sized version of this?
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