This Robotic Wheatley Puppet Is Equal Parts Lovable And Impressive
Many folk's reactions to Portal 2's adorably incompetent Wheatley was either "Aww" or "I want one". Prop-maker Genevieve Bee sits in the latter camp, but decided to use her considerable skills to construct her own.
While not the first Wheatley replica someone has made, this is the most recent and, possibly, the most impressive. The remote-controlled puppet spouts multiple lines of dialogue ripped straight from the game and moves identically to the game version, down to Wheatley's rapid, nervous twitches.
You can read a step-by-step walkthrough of Wheatley's assembly by visiting Genevieve Bee's blog post, and watch him come alive in the video below.
[Source: Genevieve Bee via YouTube]