Portal gun hack approaches 1.5 million views. More fun hacks to come!


The quick and simple portal gun hack was published a little ver a week ago and has cleared almost 1.5 million views. This is just a taste of things to come as we plunge into creating more fun original content for hackaday. If you haven’t yet, you should go subscribe to our youtube channel.

We have many more exciting projects planned for the near future. Projects involving high voltage, lasers, and thermite! We could always use more ideas though. What projects would you like to see done? Think big, we want to remind people just how awesome hacking can be!

We now have access to some high speed cameras, a wonderful and professional gentleman named [Jay] who is an astounding video editor, and quite possibly the brightest readership in the universe. Let us know your ideas for awesome projects!


  1. Guest says:

    So, I already know that at 41 and a non-gamer, I’m a sort of hopeless troglodyte. Still, urbandictionary usually lets me keep up with all the newfangled lingo the kids keep coming up with. It has really never failed me.

    Until I looked up “portal gun.”

  2. EccentricElectron says:

    Videos are not my cup of tea, I don’t have the time to watch them. Couldn’t you dedicate some resource to improving the written content – technically as well as editorially (spelling, grammar and style)?

  3. pete says:

    umm so how do it make a portal? lol jk. awesome build!

  4. Jay says:

    wait what.

  5. Gdogg says:

    While definitely a cool hack, it’s too bad such a simple hack got so much attention while hacks that take a lot more work are often overlooked (not here, but somewhere more mainstream). I’m thinking things like http://spritesmods.com/?art=gbamidi

  6. Metai says:

    I blame my mild OCD for pointing out that the Portal Gun, in game universe, does not levitate things — that was Half Life 2’s Gravity Gun. But, of course, nicely done.

  7. einballimwasser says:

    And guess what? He jumped into a closed portal because the red one was NOT opened yet … And you say you like portal? :>

    anyway: Nice build! I’d like to see the build of that gun too!

  8. Cyril says:

    Something that genuinely demonstrates skill, please.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Awesome build

  10. gjg says:

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