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Scratch Build – In Progress Portal Sentry Turret Mk III.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 26 Jul 2013.

  1. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    A sentry turret from the game Portal. A lot of these are made allready, and this is my version/interpretation of this machine.
    Basis of this mod is (yes, another) design trashbin from Ovetto. I bought this one a long time ago with a groupdeal reduction.
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    Using screenshots of the game Portal and Portal 2, I estimated several measurements and made a simple iron frame to make it stand up on three legs.
    The Ovetto consists of 3 equally formed bin containers, and i used the rear one to build a mini-ITX from Gigabyte in to it ( thanks Bernice Slot of Gigabyte! ).
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    Because of the round shape I had to improvise a lot, but that is also part of these kind of case-con building.
    Added some memory from A-Data, all to keep the height of the PC as small as possible. Total height can not exceed the room to occupy one bin container.

    To be continued...
     
  2. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Added a supersmall windows xp, which ( just as on my R2-D2 ) uses a small program called TrayPlay in the startupsequence.
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    This play MP3's from a playlist @ random. I filled this playlist with lots of Portal Sentry onelines as you may have heard in the game.
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    Beside those, I've added a lot of "silent" MP3's from 10 seconds to 2-3 minutes.So... you might hear 2-3 minutes totaly nothing, just silence then suddenly a oneliner blasting from the onboards speakers.
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  3. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Here are the pictures of the original Portal Sentry layout....
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    and my adaptation/interpretation of the tripod legs I made from iron bars ( concrete-iron ? )
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  4. Azariel

    Azariel New Member

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    Looking good Frenkie, very nice start!
     
  5. LegendaryScott

    LegendaryScott Trying to live up to the name

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    wow this is looking like its gonna be awesome
    cant wait
     
  6. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    On the frontside I had to improvise again, but I intend to mount an "eye" there, made from a car-rearlight and a small laser.
    This is the "eye" from one of the original Portal Sentry's;
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    To copy that 1 on 1, was not my intention, I didnt had the materials for it nor did I feel like it.
    I found at my favorite chinese gadgetwebsite this read tail light with 30 red LEDs.
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    Very clever made with 5 springmounted arms.
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    Right in the middle there they left a hole large enough for my small lasermodule.
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    I'm feeding both with the 12 V of the PC through a small converter circuit.
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    (i'm going on holiday now, but...ill be back ;) )
     
  7. xD3aDPooLx

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    Freaking awesome.
     
  8. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Back from holiday, so back to modding; this is the part where I use a Larson Scanner in the top of the Sentry Turret. A Larson Scanner is named after a Mr. Larson, he invented the "Knight rider" and "Cylon" light sequence, back in the 80's.
    This kit is from Evil Mad Science, great site for all you evil mad modders :)
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    This is the print where I modified the LED seatings to wires.
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    This is the top of the mod, where I marked out the circuitboard.\
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    For testing purposes, I let the battery compartment attached to it, but that will be fed through the PC later.
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    A layout mockup of the LED's.
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  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Awesome, good to see you modding Frenkie. :):dremel:
     
  10. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    This looks cool,subbed for sure.
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You are crazy, Frenkie...In a good way.:D
     
  12. AlienwareAndy

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    Interesting ! I've not seen this done before.

    Will keep an eye on it :)
     
  13. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    There are other Portal sentry turrets, but they're kinda rare. I'm building my version of this game related object, so it won't be a 1 on 1 replica.
     
  14. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    This part is about the PC in the mod; a Gigabyte E350N, big thanks to Bernice Slot!.
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    Used some old Adata memory strips.
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    With the aluminium brackets, it looks like this.
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    Almost forgot to mention the antenna on top of the mod.
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  15. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Fixed the PC with a small HDD, an old powersupply from a Dell, and added some heatpipes at random, just for show ( this baby won't get hot, trust me ) After this shot, I assembled the lot an added more heatpipes and techy stuff to give it an "alien-techy" look. :lol:
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  16. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Halfway images of the PC part....
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  17. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    As the PC part is almost finished, I can go on with the sidepanels.
    A Portal Sentry without weapons, that is just plain wrong :).
    So I used two cheap-ass toy guns for mockup. ( it seems using real guns aint allowed... )
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    The black inlays are way too big, so I decimated them quite a bit.
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    Made from old CO2 cartridges I made two mockup munition-belts.
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    Two design speakers will make the Portal-sounds blast out.
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    Just need to clean up some wires here and there.
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    One of the guns with a munition-belt.
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    I decorated both sidepanels with all sort of techy looking junk for that alien-tech look-n-feel.
    I had to make some alterations here and there because I can't make a 100% mirror-image.
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  18. HybridCore

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    Subbed.
     
  19. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    On special request I've mounted the panels to the body for a overall shot...
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    I have a lot more work to do; symetrical alligning both panels, adding more stuff to the PC, etc..
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    The rear with the PC ports...
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    An evening shot, you can see the tiny LED bracklight gives out an enormous amount of light.
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    And as I expected, the mini-laser works like a charm.
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  20. HybridCore

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    :drool:

    So awesome.
     

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