Is that a WOPR in your pocket?

As a kid, I may have watched War Games a few too many times. In all my re-watchings, though, I do not believe I con­sciously noticed the inci­den­tal scene at about 1h:11m in which the cam­era pans around the WOPR com­puter. During a recent rewatch­ing at a friend’s house, I noted that scene where the cam­era fol­lows a clip­board lady.  It gives a great 360° view of WOPR.

A cou­ple of week­ends ago, I was mostly offline and away from home, so I used that oppor­tu­nity to build up a 3D model of WOPR.  Admittedly, excite­ment for WarTron this week­end might have been a big dri­ving force behind that.

Also, if you peek inside, you will see a TRON Recognizer lurk­ing:

If you have a home printer, you can down­load the WOPR model from Thingiverse.  Be warned that there is a pretty big over­hang, which makes this a chal­leng­ing print.  If you just want to skip the DIY steps and go straight to buy­ing a pro­fes­sion­ally printed model, they are avail­able on Shapeways in a vari­ety of mate­ri­als and col­ors.  Price, of course, depends on the mate­r­ial and size.  You can get it in Large (~9cm long) and Small (~6cm long).

(And to any­one playing/observing WarTron: this is not a clue)

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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

2 thoughts on “Is that a WOPR in your pocket?”

    1. As men­tioned in the post, there are two sizes. Click on the two links to see the two prod­uct pages. From there, you can see exact dimen­sions, the avail­able mate­ri­als to man­u­fac­ture them in, the price, and ship­ping infor­ma­tion.

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