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Step 6: Detail - Gun Pods:

   The Portal Turret is a pretty minimalist object but it still has a number of complex details. The Guns on the original version vary greatly from those on the Turrets in Portal 2. I chose to stick with the simpler and more iconic design of the Portal 1 Turret, which has a stubby cylindrical gun above a longer, more pointy gun. At this point I had completely given up on making the gun-pods pop out, even though I had somewhat figured out how to make them retract into the body. In the end I just turned some sections of dowels on a hobby lathe and attached them with friction fit pegs. The same product could probably be created using a belt-sander and hand drill, but use whatever is easiest.
   At one point I had planned on mounting disposable camera flash components inside the barrels of the guns to give the effect that they were actually shooting, but the final product is almost entirely devoid of electronics.
<p>cool, but can you make the turret actually fire? Either airsoft or nerf? An actual airsoft turret would be great for self defense in a home, and would be funny in the news.&quot; Burglar fended off by homemade turret from video game.&quot; Or something like that. Nerf would still be funny though.</p>
This was a triumph
<p>I`m makin a note here</p>
<p>HUGE Success</p>
<p>This is awesome</p>
do you sell it? <br>
Nope, but there area many other versions available: 3&quot; light &amp; sound figure, 14&quot; plush, and 40&quot; full scale inflatable. <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/portal/" rel="nofollow">ThinkGeek.com</a>
There is also a 16&quot; polystone motion activated sound turret here:http://www.amazon.com/Gaming-Heads-Portal-Sentry-Polystone/dp/B008I5KUYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1384044506&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=portal+turret+polystone (one setback, though, it is $300 :( )
I have the full scale inflatable, its awesome
How much $ for a pre made one? PLS
BTW check out this turret! http://www.egmnow.com/digitalnoob/valve-receives-its-own-portal-turret/ IT IS BEAST, I WANT BAD
it looks great
this is very impressive but i dont see myself making one...as much as i want too
This is sparta!!, because it is so awesome, can i buy it ? <br>
Awesome man!!
you should add sound and make it react to people
The Turret that CitizenSnips build has a motion sensor and audio. He has an instructable on here of his turret as well. You should totally check it out. I think its even linked on the right side.
I saw this and i nerded all over the floor.<br><br>Awesome job!
Ah now that I know how to make the body its time to make the brains.<br>
This project screams for Nerf darts and arduino. Now *that* would be fun in a Nerf war - sit one outside your base and watch it mow 'em down... until it runs out of darts. Put an accelerometer and program it to fire darts frantically for 5 seconds when it gets knocked over. I'm sure you could give it the turret soundbites as well.
According to CitizenSnips, who also made a scale Portal turret, Valve told him that the turrets stand 58&quot; tall.
put a sensors 2 yards opposite of the light and hooked it up to a motor, when someone or something passes by the sides open up and it starts firing bb's
Sweet! Very awesome build. Thank you for sharing. :)
Fantastic work sir.
amazing
WANT! Definetly worth featuring!
please PLEASE put BB guns in there!!
Just amazing! You put so much work into it and it really shows :)
Really cool and REALLY great instructable! Very descriptive! Makes me want to make one for sure!

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