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Step 8: Lighting.

wire the LEDs and resistors to the three wat switch with the top position being blue the middle being off and the bottom being the orange.  

when all has been connected wire the battery socket and the lighting system is done.

take the solid 29mm acrylic bar and sand with a rough paper to make a diffuser. this is what the light will be placed at the end of to give the glowing portal chamber.

inside the clear 65mm tube the light bar is held by two more acrylic discs and on them are some detailing (in the pictures i have used two large format printer spool ends.) but use whatever you have to hand.

wrap a small amount of tape (preferably black) around the clear tube with the light bar inside at the end points where the support discs are. make sure the discs are wide enough apart that when in the main gun tube they are just inside the tubes and not visible.

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<p>i donot think itisreal</p>
<p>How do you make the claw things on the end of barrel?</p>
<p>nice project, ii intend to to do it some time</p>
Hey! I really like your project, and i want to try it, can i ask you the density of the foam that you used in that project?
<p>these really are amazing! I don't think I could create one in any short amount of time that I would have the patience for. And the same question as GLaD0SA, do you sell these?</p>
<p>I don't know, I have no idea how patient you are or how fast you build. You could Defoe make one relatively quick if you find a faster way to build the shells they were the most time consuming thing.</p><p>And no I don't sell them.</p>
<p>Where did you get the claw things on the front? I was also wondering if you sell these.</p>
<p>I made the claws no sorry I don't sell them </p>
<p>Where do you get the PVC pipes :o?! I only get 75mm ore 63mm pipes, not 70 and 65 :/... Thank you for this instruction ;)!</p>
<p>hi, i got mine from a plumber friend but if you google you will find lots of online sellers, or you could try a plumbing hardware store. they dont have to be exactly the measurements i used something close will be fine. </p><p>The sizes i used are UK sizes the ones you quote are conversions from inches 75 is 3 inch and 63 is 2 1/2 inch. </p>
hi. what did you use for the front rings you put on barrel?
The three front rings on the barrel were made from layers of 5mm Perspex. The large rear ring is 4 or 5 (I can't quite remember) layers with a sanded edge to give it the chamfer and the other two smaller rings we 3 or 4 (depending on how many you make the large one) layers of 5mm Perspex and one of them had a sanded side to give it the chamfered edge to meet the barrel of the gun. Hope that helps.
very helpful what tools were used to get them perfectly circular?
Well I used a laser cutter. You can use a template or hole cutter. Anything really.
<p>Ok thank you for your answer ;)!</p>
Wow this is really awesome.i wish i had talent like yours.
<p>die</p>
That's an interesting response to my work. Please elaborate.
<p>What he means is that this is so stinking awesome and he has no possibility of making one at such high quality so you ,with your impressive skills that he is jealous of, should die. LOLOL :D</p><p>Awesome job. I'm trying to build my own gun with everyday materials and plaster of paris to mold the shells with. Lots of spray paint, superglue, and plastic being used over here.</p>
<p>I personally never played the game but nice job</p>
c'est g&eacute;nial ! tu as fait un magnifique travail, je suis impressionn&eacute;e.
How much money and time dose it take to make this? P.s awesome instruckable!
How many time: Forever How much it is: 299 Dollars 99 cents
<p>im sorry i couldn't tell you how much it cost me to make as i had a lot of the materials in my work-shed already and i scrounged the rest from plumber friends. </p><p>Also i cannot for the life of me remember how long it took to make it, it was over 4 years ago now. </p>
<p>Hey, backwards lamb! Cool prop! Maybe I'll try to make one! :)</p>
<p>do it, give it a go. If you do share a picture so we can see :) </p>
<p>Me again. on a differnt account. i coudnt ;-;</p>
OMG This is awesome. I really want to do this for my halloween costume next year. :)
thanks. if you do make it post photos i would love to see it :)
Hi, Im working on my project now but the only material I can't find is the foam. Is there a specific store I can go to, like home depot or somthing?
I live in the UK so have no idea where you can get it from. But Google is your friend. : <br>https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=blue+styrofoam&amp;client=safari&amp;hl=en-gb&amp;biw=375&amp;bih=559&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=shop&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=WOE0Vf32NcirsAH_uIL4Ag&amp;ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg<br><br><br>I got mine from eBay. <br>
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<p>Do not look directly into the operational end of the device.</p>
<p>Exactly what I thought haha</p>
<p>have any extra foam left?</p>
<p>If not, what thickness was the foam? Do you think perhaps you could find me a link? Thanks.</p>
<p>or hotglue 2-3 foam boards tougther either way works</p>
<p>well i think the issue is that they cant find the foam. and you cant really use foam board as it has two layers of thin card/paper on either side and you would need a lot of layers. this foam was around 100mm wide, so that would be 20 layers of 5mm foam board or 10 10mm boards not so simple. </p>
<p>sorry i forgot to reply. yes i have foam left but not for you sorry. it costs money im not going to just give it away. but just google Styrofoam or search on ebay. its real easy to find. </p>
<p>can you teach to put it together please!</p>
How thick was the Blue foam you used?
How long should the shells be? Also, how long is the portal gun itself?
Wow<br/>Why pay for neca's is you can do your own.<br/>Congrats!!!!!!!
indeed! also i made this well before the official one from Neca came out.

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