Kid Builds Functional Portal Turret For School Project

May 10, 2012

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Seen here hanging out with his friend the motorized wheelchair, the fully functional Portal turret that Penn State University student/Youtube user kss5095 built for his final project in Advanced Mechatronics (WTF are they teaching kids these days?) prepares to blast a trespasser with NERF darts. The gun tracks victims via webcam and its builder plans to create a game-accurate Aperture Science shell for it in the coming months. Me? I plan on stealing it after that time and mounting it in my yard. "But how will you steal it without getting shot?" Simple, I'm gonna repel down from above on a cable like that guy in the that one movie. "Mission Impossible?" No, I haven't seen any of those -- that other movie, the one I really liked. "Spy Kids?" YES! Might be time to break out the DVD and watch it again.

Hit the jump for a video demo.

Thanks to Mark, who doesn't need an automated turret to guard his house because he doesn't sleep and has nunchucks taped to both hands. I like your style bro -- high five. *OW!*

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