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Portal GLaDOS AI Computer 3D-Printed Ceiling Lamp
In the Portal games, GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System) is essentially an AI-powered computer system that guides players in the first installment, while her words and actions become increasingly malicious as she makes her intentions clear later on. For those who have always wanted a non-malicious version as either a decoration or functional ceiling lamp, then look no further than this 3D-printed project that you can make at home. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Portal Mirors

For those who don’t know, Portal consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using “the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. This fan decided to create real-life Portal mirrors that are activated with a homemade Portal gun. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

Gamers know that Portal is basically a game that consists of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using “the handheld portal device”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. Well, here are five alternative uses for the portals. Click here to view this week’s funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a video of a robot that can sprint faster than Usain Bolt.

If Capcom partnered with Valve to release a Street Fighter 2 and Portal mashup, this is how the weapon might work. Let’s just say that it makes things a lot easier, if not too easy, for players. Continue reading to see some of its practical uses.

Being stuck in a video game really isn’t so bad, if you’ve got a portal gun, and the promise of receiving a cake when all the puzzles are completed. However, Chell isn’t superhuman, so she still does need her sleep. The comic above shows what she does after a long day of puzzle-solving. In related news, continue reading to watch “Self Defense with Portals”.

Here’s a first: a researcher using a fiber laser to recreate Portal’s “Still Alive” song. According to its composer, “by turning the laser on and off hundreds of times per second it acts almost like a speaker cone moving back and forth hundreds of times per second – making various pitches.” One caveat: “some pitches are off key and will always be due to the laser “only” being accurate to .001″.” Continue reading for the video.