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Modded Portal Gun Levitates a Companion Cube [Video]

This cleverly designed Portal gun prop levitates a model Companion Cube; the whole setup just begs to be paired with a Halloween costume.

Courtesy of Caleb over at Hack A Day:

I was out to lunch with a couple friends, brainstorming ideas for fun projects when one of them says “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could build a working gravity gun?”. We all immediately concurred that while it would in fact be cool, it is also a silly proposition. However, only a few seconds later, I realized we could do a display piece that emulated this concept very easily. Floating magnetic globes have been around for quite some time.

I determined I would tear the guts out of a stock floating globe and mount it on a portal gun, since they’re easier to find than a gravity gun. I would also build a custom companion cube to be the correct size and weight necessary.

Watch the video above and then check out the link below for more information on the build.

Levitating Companion Cube [Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/12/12

Comments (3)

  1. r

    …and the whole point of this is…?

  2. Elena

    Probably Halloween or the overall awesome geeky adrenaline rush flowing thru those who appreciate it.

  3. GeoManiac

    BRILLIANT !!! . . .

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