Hello again, and welcome to the Aperture Science's online outsourced user instructive manual.  Here you will find the archived step-by-step guide on learning how to construct one of their most popular and _intelligent of proDUCTS, the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System also known as GLaDOS.  Before we begin, Aperture Science would like to remind you that while FUN and learning are the primary objectives of this guide, serious injuries may occur.  Aperture SCIence is not responsible papercuts, scissor chafing, prolonged glue exposure or POential death by rocket fire as a result of the creAtion of this build.  Should you succeed, cake and a party will be rewarded to you at the end.  Good Luck and most  importantly, always remember to [=blank=]

Ok, so I'm not going to let GLaDOS write this entire instructable, sorry.*

Anyway Happy Video Game Month, Instructabrarians, and WOW, things things are really starting to shape up as we begin to enter our fourth week!  A lot of completely awesome builds and 'ibles being shown recently and I just wanted to show off my second build for VG Month.  It's papercraft GLaDOS from Portal! The design of this papercraft was done by billybob884, posted on deviantart where you get this awesome 8 inch figure of GLaDOS.  "Yeah, 8 inches is pretty cool.  But let's make it Life Size!"

 I actually had the idea for this build all the way back in October for Instructable's Halloween contest, but things got in the way and I ended up having to shelve it for future use.  BUT, I brought her back from the Matt Co. Archives specifically for Video Game month and I can't wait to show you!  So grab your Elmer's Glue-All, industrial strength Uhu glue stick and fun craftin' scissors, this is how to build a Full Sized Paperkraft GLaDOS!

GLaDOS's Addendum: You are not a good person. You know that, right?

IMPORTANT: If you are looking for the Portal Core Files, go directly to Step 3 for Download: HERE
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mikitakas4 years ago
GLaDOS Addendum=WIN!

Love your picture, mikitakas.

SHIFT! (author)  mikitakas4 years ago
Thank you for helping us help you help us all.
You just made a WIN comment. You become an internet noob.
mikeasaurus4 years ago
This is a triumph, I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
SHIFT! (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
Thanks Mikeasaurus! It's hard for me to state my satisfaction :)
wsanriv SHIFT!4 years ago
Aperture Science:
We do what we must because we can.
SHIFT! (author)  wsanriv4 years ago
Except the ones who are dead. But there's no use crying over them, am I right?
RileyK3 SHIFT!1 year ago

You know those aren't the lyrics, right? "But there's no sense crying over every mistake."

dkfa SHIFT!4 years ago
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake. Which is soon since that cake on the chair is almost gone!
This was just mentioned on Vsauce's Game Lut, way to go!
SHIFT! (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Wow, I did not even know this happened. Thanks for the heads up Mike!
Where is the download for the different cores? I've just spent ages resizing and rescaling the ones on the original .pdo model Dx
The original cores for this model were different. i can give them to you if you wish.

please! please do that!!!

DanK11381 year ago

Found the file after some searching. hope it works!(it's the cores) http://www.freewebs.com/chamoo_papercrafts/halflife.htm

DanK11381 year ago

hey, i cannot find the personality cores you used for yours. not to mention, the pep file won't work. any help?

YOU HAV JUST BLOWN MY FRICKIN MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hey could you post more images of the mini GLaDOS like on the sideway, front, it would make everything easy. Just like what you did with the cores. Its more of a guide. So please make it!

Ghostcon51 year ago

I can't seem to get the Pepakura to work PLEASE help me

ground up1 year ago
I've never seen this game before so thar song was really creepy!
I hate Aperture Bakery! I ordered a cake, and...
OK GLaDOS, i know you kiled him. Just got an idea.
kbrunner1 year ago
Nobody can make a full scale GLaDOS, just her head is the size of Chell!
SparcMan1 year ago
Everyone should build one..

For Science...

You monster.
choward72 years ago
Aperture Science - We do what we must, because we can!
Safixk2 years ago
Amazing - When I build this. I'll probably add some speakers and a button to GLaDOS "head" or to one of the cores and upon pressing said button, it would trigger a music chip playing "Still Alive".
nerd122 years ago
now if we could just make a real glados, complete with her annoying, narcissistic, hateful, spiteful, sarcastic, and finally epic personality. just make sure not to give her access to neuron toxin...
Do you choose to cut with scissors or a hobby knife?
2 questions: (Sorry if they were already answered)

1. How many sheets of paper does this take in total?

2. How long did it take to cut out?
SHIFT! (author)  4lifenerdfighter2 years ago
Hi 4lifenerdfighter!

1. 250 +/- I built her a year and a half ago, so I don't know the specifics. I do remember having to go through at least one ink cartridge :P

2. Cutting out took me the longest: 3.5 days. I was on a major time crunch to finish her along with BMO for the first game.life contest.
WOW. That's dedication. Good job. Is she still in one piece?
jonv82 years ago
its hard to state my satisfaction.
bajablue3 years ago
WOW... I missed this the first time around!!!

Excellent work, SHIFT!

However DID you accomplish that CrAzY script and what's it called? I'm still in a state of amazement!!!
tinker2344 years ago
wow now to make her work and go rouge hmm
SHIFT! (author)  tinker2344 years ago
What I really need are Test Subjects.  Any volunteers?
I will HAPPILY do it for NO pay
got the organe jumpsuits i guess wait is it a joke or real life
Nice work... kinda small for "life-size" as everyone else pointed out... but still awesome. I want to see someone with a large house build a actual full size version and use it as pseudo chandelier of sorts.
SHIFT! (author)  Pull and Twist3 years ago
Thanks Pull And Twist! If you're interested, stick around on my page for a while. I cant make any promises, but I may be working on something similar to your idea- via Portal 2 version.
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