Step 12: GLaDOS's Personality Cores

Or the "Aperture Science thing-we-don't-know-what-it-does"

Before we start on this last last part, I want to just say that before I began this project  I knew in order for this build to work, the Personality Cores had to look as awesome as they did in the game.  Unfortunately, as amazing as billybob884's Glados model is, it was really designed to be an 8 inch figure, so the personality cores were a bit more simplified  and didn't have the accurate handle parts like it did in the game.  Luckily, after scrounging up some finds online, I was able to find a perfect Papercraft representation of each of the Cores, so I designed my GLaDOS build all around them.

Now, for this final papercraft, the cores are thankfully really straightforward but be prepared to spend some time on each.  In essence, you are constructing a ball by taking long strips of paper and wrapping them around each other in order to form the sphere.  The last page of the PDF file is the handled parts, which are built by using small individual cubes glued together to colored pipes.  

The only difficult step of this build, possibly, is being able to cut out the individual sections on the third strip, so that the pipes can fit through the ball.  I used an Xacto knife, and it wasn't too hard.

Finally, because I wanted each of the cores to be detachable, I added small strips of velcro to the backing of each one.  

Oh and last step.  In order to truly make GLaDOS look like she's fully robotic, I added some hanging black yarn to make it look like wires.  You can also visit my E-Z Kirby Epic Yarn Instructable for a guide on how to wrap thick yarn together.

And that's how to make a Full Scale GLaDOS Papercraft Replica!  I hope you enjoyed this, and while I did lose several hours of sleep putting it together, I think the end product is totally worth it!  Anyway, got experiments to run and research to be done, so I hope you all enjoy the rest of Video Game Month!  And stay tuned, if I'm lucky I might be able to post my coolest video game 'ible next week!

GLaDOS Addendum: Don't mind me, I'm just about to warm up the neurotoxin emitters and then flood this dorm room with the deadly neurotoxins.  See you in the conclusion.
GLaDOS Addendum=WIN!
<p>Love your picture, mikitakas.</p>
<sup><sub><em>Tha<strong>n</strong></em></sub></sup><strong>k </strong><em>you</em><strong> for</strong> <em>hel</em><sup><sub>ping</sub></sup> us <sup>he<sub>l</sub></sup><sub>p</sub><strong> you</strong> <sub>help</sub> <em>us</em> all.
You just made a WIN comment. You become an internet noob.<br>:P
This is a triumph, I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
Thanks Mikeasaurus! It's hard for me to state my satisfaction :)
Aperture Science:<br>We do what we must because we can.
Except the ones who are dead. But there's no use crying over them, am I right?
<p>You know those aren't the lyrics, right? &quot;But there's no sense crying over every mistake.&quot;</p>
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<a href="http://youtu.be/9mnsWoKiSx0"> Game Lut</a>, way to go!
Wow, I did not even know this happened. Thanks for the heads up Mike!
GLaDOS. Awesome.
<p>HOLY SHIT THAT IS SO FUCKING BOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
<p>&quot;Build a cool gun for the people who are alive&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;Build a cool gun for the people who are alive&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;Build a cool gun for the people who are alive&quot;</p>
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. <br>
<p>please! please do that!!!</p>
<p>Found the file after some searching. hope it works!(it's the cores) http://www.freewebs.com/chamoo_papercrafts/halflife.htm</p>
<p>hey, i cannot find the personality cores you used for yours. not to mention, the pep file won't work. any help?</p>
<p>YOU HAV JUST BLOWN MY FRICKIN MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
<p>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!</p>
<p>I can't seem to get the Pepakura to work PLEASE help me</p>
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. <br>GLaDOS+Electro-Sapper=??
Nobody can make a full scale GLaDOS, just her head is the size of Chell!
Everyone should build one.. <br> <br> <br>For Science... <br> <br>You monster.
Aperture Science - We do what we must, because we can!
Amazing - When I build this. I'll probably add some speakers and a button to GLaDOS &quot;head&quot; or to one of the cores and upon pressing said button, it would trigger a music chip playing &quot;Still Alive&quot;.
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) <br> <br>1. How many sheets of paper does this take in total? <br> <br>2. How long did it take to cut out?
Hi 4lifenerdfighter!<br /><br />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<br /><br />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?
its hard to state my satisfaction.
WOW... I missed this the first time around!!! <br> <br>Excellent work, SHIFT! <br> <br>However DID you accomplish that CrAzY script and what's it called? I'm still in a state of amazement!!!
wow now to make her work and go rouge hmm
What I really need are <strong>Test Subjects</strong>. &nbsp;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 &quot;life-size&quot; 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.
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.
Dude I love your creativity to go outside of the box and be orignal and all these great things!
has anyone noticed that glados (just the glados core) is a lot different than the one in portal 2?
yes I was thinking isn't that wheatly from the end
Acording to you im still alive.<br>:p
and Im your robot slave lol

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