Thus I made my Portal 2 inspired mirror.
Step 1: Materials
- A cheap old mirror
- A very old rope light
- A dimmer switch from who-knows-when
- And some paper, tape, scissors, paperclips, and nails
Step 2: Masking the Mirror
So, I had to turn my old rectangular mirror into an approximation of an oval. I did this by cutting some corner masks out of printer paper, taping them to the mirror, and folding the edges back. It's not the perfect Portal shape, but its as close as 'free mirror' would get me.
Step 3: Affixing the Light
Step 4: Hang it on the wall
Now turn it on. Doesn't it almost look like a portal effect? Sort of? A bit? (maybe?)
OK it's a long shot. I admit. But for $0.00 it feels pretty good. (^_^)
Step 5: Final Turret-y Touch
There you have it. My stab at a free Portal inspired mirror. Hope you enjoyed it. I'd love to see what someone could do with a larger budget!