Remaking Portal 2: Sentry Turret USB Desk Defender

I’m a junior software engineer, I’ve always been fascinated with how robots and toys are made and now I’m willing to experience the trade.

The first project I’m willing to do would be to recreate the infamous portal 2 sentry turret:

https://youtu.be/FQ97-LUt9U0

It doesn’t have to be perfect, just functional mechanism for educational purposes.

I’m okay at the coding side but I have no idea where to begin, I literally have almost zero knowledge about toys and robotics development but I assume I will need the following:

  • Microcontroller?
  • Micro USB Cable?
  • Skeleton
  • Piston Motor/Cog Motor?
  • Vibration Motor?
  • Red LED
  • Motion Sensor?
  • Sound Files
  • Speaker
  • Toy Programming Language? (I can Java/PHP/JS and slightly Python, I don’t mind learning a new language).

Did I miss anything?

I have a budget of 50$ for the parts, let me know where I can buy them, in addition perhaps links to guides/tutorials on how to implement most of this.

I’m counting on you reddit!! 🙂

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