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Date: 08/11/11 09:08 PM

49 Responses to Wheatley Puppet

  1. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 1:30 am
    Link: Wheatley Puppet - Someone made an awesome animatronic Wheatley puppet. Now we just need a handheld portal device and life will be great.
  2. Profile photo of EmilyRose82
    EmilyRose82 Female 18-29
    128 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm
    I want one!!!
  3. Profile photo of BJH515
    BJH515 Male 18-29
    223 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    Strong urge to go play Portal 2 again...

    Now I`ll be up all night!
  4. Profile photo of obeydarklord
    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  5. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    I digg it
  6. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
    217 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm
    That`s incredible! There`s a perfect amount of detail here.
  7. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    WANT
  8. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    Very nice.
  9. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    How long until potato Glados becomes a reality?
  10. Profile photo of the_phantom
    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    we are this much closer to "Portal 2: On Ice"
  11. Profile photo of Lucky2u
    Lucky2u Male 18-29
    315 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:21 am
    But wait a second... in the developer commentary for that game they talk about programming impossible spaces (for example a room that is much bigger on the inside than the outside) and one of those impossible spaces was wheatly`s eyelids. They made a big deal about how his eye lids can`t exist in real life because when they open they slide into space that doesn`t exist so how the hell did they build that?
  12. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:24 am
    Thats awesome, good work on her part.
    Is Wheatley`s voice done by Karl Pilkington? He sounds just like him.



  13. Profile photo of otso
    otso Male 18-29
    21 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:25 am
    animatronic? looks like a sock puppet to me. and I want to have one!
  14. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:28 am
    @ Lucky2u: Someone made a puppet of Wheatley. ENJOY!
  15. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:29 am
    Lucky2u: Portals, duh!
  16. Profile photo of repost
    repost Male 13-17
    190 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:35 am
    errand boy, its not Karl Pilkington its Stephen merchant, who is on the same show, you`re getting the two confused. :)
  17. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:09 am
    Their next project should be a SPACE core puppet :D
  18. Profile photo of McMatthewL
    McMatthewL Male 13-17
    113 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:39 am
    @Errand boy It`s voiced by Stephen Merchant who`s the one with glasses on the Ricky Gervais Show.
  19. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:31 am
    Best.Character.In.The.Series.
  20. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:48 am
    awesome but not animatronic
  21. Profile photo of dreddloxx
    dreddloxx Male 70 & Over
    287 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:56 am
    Animatronic my ass...It`s just a glorified glove puppet!
  22. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:59 am
    haha that`s awesome. Wheatley pretty much made that game what it was - I was honestly sad when he was off somewhere else and you had to trek around without his inane banter.

    `Course - the green one with all the nattering about space and junk - that was freaking hilarious too.
  23. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 6:01 am
    no - actually Lucky2U has a very good point - the puppet is awesome - but yea - they said his eyelids can`t exist...

    That earns bonus respect for the person who made this - they got around valve`s own issues with making the character somehow!
  24. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 6:24 am
    - Handheld portal device model exists.
    - Potato!GLaDOS exists.
    - This Wheatley exists.

    Life is awesome.
  25. Profile photo of Raicuparta
    Raicuparta Male 18-29
    137 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 6:29 am
    Are you guys seriously discussing the "physical impossibility" thing from the developer comments or is this all trolling? It`s pretty obvious that the in-game model is MUCH more complex than this puppet.
  26. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 6:42 am
    This is awesome!!! I think i`m gonna go play Portal2 again.
  27. Profile photo of Mister_C
    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 6:57 am
    I`m pretty impressed by this! :)
  28. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 7:42 am
    @Ralcuparta:

    Of course it`s less complex - but it`s still impressive that they managed to get the same feel and look of Wheatley.

    The problem in the game IIRC was that the eyelids were larger than the actual ball of whateley`s eye, and the curve of the sphere would have prevented them from sliding back - and so I`m impressed that the creator managed to keep the model looking so similar while not running into the same issue.

    that`s all.
  29. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Perhaps it`s a sign of advancing age that I have no clue what a Wheatley is.
  30. Profile photo of Blatto
    Blatto Male 18-29
    358 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 8:07 am
    @carmium

    He`s a character from the game Portal 2.
  31. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Thats not animatronic.
  32. Profile photo of PinkRhoid
    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am
    Animatronic? lol, no..
  33. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am
    @Lucky2u
    in the game wheatley`s eyelids are flat and move up and down so obviously in real life they would slide straight up through his casing but the puppet is made with angled ones that slide back into the... "head"
  34. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am
    neat
  35. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am
    spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace
  36. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    I wonder how much it would cost to get a patent for a GladoS model that has preprogrammed phrases and lights that work that can actually run on a potato. I mean, how cool would that be, and it is completly plausible!!! You just take the toy out of the package, attach the electrodes to the bottom of the toy, slam it into a potato and then press the yellow "Eye" of Glados to make it ligght up and it would say a phrase....

    I think I seriously need to go blueprint it and patent it...NOW!!!
  37. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    It needs to have the phrase, "Birds!!! Kill it, they are evil!!"
  38. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Sorry about the triple post.....

    The model could also include a potato "docking station" for the times when it is not really plugged into a potato.

    AHH you could make a toy line. A talking Wheatley and GladoS Separate cores that could both attach to a main computer body.
  39. Profile photo of Mogulman
    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    Really well made and pretty good puppeteering! Loved wheatley.
  40. Profile photo of djlucas79
    djlucas79 Male 30-39
    1 post
    August 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    Awesome... absolutly awesome!
  41. Profile photo of Raicuparta
    Raicuparta Male 18-29
    137 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    @Steelgrid
    First, you are WAY to excited.
    Second, I`m pretty sure you can`t patent anything that`s really only stolen stuff.
  42. Profile photo of nospoons
    nospoons Male 18-29
    184 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    If only she was a ventriloquist as well! That would`ve been awesome!
  43. Profile photo of jeepjones
    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 12:36 am
    WTF is a Wheatley and Why would anybody want it to be a puppet?
  44. Profile photo of defcon2
    defcon2 Male 18-29
    41 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 6:19 am
    Why would a robot blink it`s eye?
  45. Profile photo of Azaram
    Azaram Male 40-49
    130 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Wheatley was one of the main characters from Portal 2. And why the puppet? Why not.

    As to why he blinked, it`s hard to be a character when you`re a still picture.
  46. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 9:01 am
    @defcon 2

    The same reason that a human would: To clean the lens.
  47. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Are you still there? Searching...searching...

    I want to see some turrets.
  48. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    Kinda creepy
  49. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    @ repost & McMatthewL: THANKS, I knew I`d heard that voice before.

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