Working Stargate

Working Stargate FrontReleased in January 2013. It works to a point that you won’t get a stable wormhole; but that’s only because no one has printed one on another planet yet…

There are thirty one separate files which make up the model. Although some are optional depending on what you want the final model to look like. For instance the chevron can be printed in one piece or several pieces in a mix of transparent and Working Stargate Detailopaque plastics. The pieces were made to fit the Makerbot Cupcake build platform (100x100mm).

Working Stargate RingThe inner ring has a geared edge hidden under the outer edge of the Stargate. Once all the pieces have been glued together, and LED’s fitted if required, the ring can be rotated from a gap in the base of the Stargate.

In December 2014 Thingiverse user Carasibana altered the base to support a stepper motor and Arduino. She also combined the model pieces to print on larger build platforms.

I am very pleased the model worked, having not being able to test it myself at the time. And a thank you to Carasibana for her work Working Stargate Basewith the Arduino.

Thingiverse:39976 Working Stargate by Glitch
Thingiverse:571853 Working Stargate with Arduino Control by Carasibana

YouTube video of 3D Printed working Stargate dialing by Carasibana

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