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Working Stargate

by Glitch, published

Working Stargate by Glitch Jan 1, 2013

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Well, working to a point that is.


In theory (I haven't tried printing these parts) this model should create a stargate of approx 42cm in diameter. Including the base approx 49cm tall. The inner ring should hopefully rotate and there are small spaces behind the chevrons for leds, maybe small ones.


If someone puts a stepper motor on this and links it up to a control unit (pc or arduino) you could have a gate which actually dials.

Note: This item is intended for personal use only.

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Posting these sort of comments on someone else's model is very inappropriate. Please reserve them for your own models!

Boycott The Stargate REBOOT! Roland Emmerich hates Stargate and it's fans!

There are three different chevrons parts for use with LED's. The instructions specify which pieces need to be printed in each circumstance. Some parts will need to be printed in as transparent plastic as possible, with the LED's placed beneath them.

If you're still not sure, take a look at the models others have made or search online for pictures of the gate in operation. This should hopefully guide you in placing of LED's.

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If you want to try this model I suggest doing some test prints. This is all theory based, I haven't confirmed it actually works.


There are 31 files in total. You shouldn't need to print all 31 are some depend which option you choose. Some of which need to be printed multiple times which will create a lot of parts.

= The Stargate =

All the files for the stargate are in 'stargate.zip'.

== The chevrons - there are three options. ==

Which ever option you choose you will need 9 x A's and 9 x B's

'sg-top-1-(a/b).stl' - These top pieces don't have space for LED's.

'sg-top-2-(a/b).stl' - These top pieces have space for a centre LED only. You will need to print 9 x 'sg-light-1.stl' in a lighter, more transparent material.

'sg-top-3-(a/b).stl' - These top pieces have space for three LED's. One in the centre and one either side.. You will need to print 9 x 'sg-light-1.stl' and 9 x 'sg-light-2.stl' in a lighter, more transparent material.


== The middle - there are two options. ==


If you want a complete stargate without the base then print 9 (18) x 'sg-middle-1-(a/b).stl'.


If you want to connect to the base (or your own base) print 8 (16) x 'sg-middle-1-(a/b).stl' and 1 (2) x 'sg-middle-2-(a/b).stl'.

== Lower ring ==

9 x 'sg-inner.stl'

== The back ==


No options here. Print 9 (18) x 'sg-bottom-1-(a/b).stl'

The file is called bottom because the gate was designed laying down!

== The ring ==

Don't glue the ring to the stargate, or else it won't rotate! If my calculations are correct the ring pieces should create a gear which works well with the base gear.

The ring is broken into 10 pieces for ease of printing. Print 1 of each ring piece 'sg-ring-(1-10).stl'. They are arranged in a clockwise direction. Although in theory you could place them in any order.


= The Base =

All the files for the stargate are in 'stargate_base.zip'.

'sgb-bsl.stl' and 'sgb-bsr.stl' are the left and right pieces of the base. You'll have to make the stargate with the base.


'sgb-sl.stl' and 'sgb-sr.stl' are the left and right side panels of the base.

'stb-base-gear.stl' is the gear of the base.

'stb-parts.stl' include the handle, rod, and two guides for the rod.


Good luck to anyone daring enough to try this!!

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3080 on Feb 21, 2014 said:

Boycott The Stargate REBOOT! Roland Emmerich hates Stargate and it's fans!

Glitch on Feb 22, 2014 said:

Posting these sort of comments on someone else's model is very inappropriate. Please reserve them for your own models!

3dcgmodeler on Dec 11, 2013 said:

You mentioned the placement of the Led's, can u show where they need to go??
Please
Thank You
Mike
Awesome model thank you again

Glitch on Dec 28, 2013 said:

There are three different chevrons parts for use with LED's. The instructions specify which pieces need to be printed in each circumstance. Some parts will need to be printed in as transparent plastic as possible, with the LED's placed beneath them.

If you're still not sure, take a look at the models others have made or search online for pictures of the gate in operation. This should hopefully guide you in placing of LED's.

GallantChaos on Sep 6, 2013 said:

I like the message you encoded in the pieces. "Stargate by Glitch" Nice.

Yes, I CAN read ancient.

Glitch on Sep 8, 2013 said:

Yes just a little fun.

Sambricole on Sep 3, 2013 said:

I like your work very much. I am printing the Stargate. There is an issue with 2 files STL. (Sb-bottom-1-a.stl and sb-bottom-1-b.stl) <= there are errors in the files. Do you have a solution? Thanks.

Sam

3080 on Sep 4, 2013 said:

"cooldudie2" on Thingiverse made a fix just look at the "remixes"

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

3080 on Aug 15, 2013 said:

Have you ever noticed that the "Skylanders: Portal of Power" looks like a cheap knock-off of a Stargate?

3080 on May 14, 2013 said:

I suffer from a brain tumor, and a severe neurological dysrhythmia. So, life sucks, and it is taking me longer then it normally would. As soon as I'm done I will post some pictures for you. =) ..... Long live the Gate!

3080 on May 4, 2013 said:

I love you people! I'm printing this Gate with an Afinia H-Series 3D Printer. The major downside is I can't print / make the base because the "Afinia" is basically an "UP! Plus" 3D printer and I only have a print envelope of about 5″ cubed, and it's also taking forever! BUT I love Stargate, I miss the shows and I still a huge fan! I will find a way! I feel it's well worth it. Again Thank you all for working on any thing Stargate! If I may make a request? I would ask if any of you could work on a SGC ramp and clamp that holds the gate. Oh a "M.A.L.P." would be awesome too!

dsnettleton on May 13, 2013 said:

You should post a picture. I'd love to see how this looks printed out.

Glitch on May 5, 2013 said:

Glad you like the model.

I did consider the SGC ramp at the time I constructed the model. Due to time constraints and the size of the gears, I opted for the simple base.

Glitch on Feb 2, 2013 said:

Who wants to make a derivative? Add a line of surface mount LED's to the inside of the gate. Insert plastic/glass, which when lit up shows an image of a wormhole. ;)

3080 on May 4, 2013 said:

I love you people! I'm printing this Gate with an Afinia H-Series 3D Printer. The major downside is I can't print / make the base because the "Afinia" is basically an "UP! Plus" 3D printer and I only have a print envelope of about 5″ cubed, and it's also taking forever! BUT I love Stargate, I miss the shows and I still a huge fan! I will find a way! I feel it's well worth it. Again Thank you all for working on any thing Stargate! If I may make a request? I would ask if any of you could work on a SGC ramp and clamp that holds the gate. Oh a "M.A.L.P." would be awesome too!

Techno35 on Feb 1, 2013 said:

Hi Glitch, Iam currently working on a DHD and although I do not have a 3d printer, I am able to create plans and scale to fit. My question is, Just how large do you want this thing, I can scale individual components to print out and so on. Drop me a note and let me know what you think I can send a sample if you like

Glitch on Feb 2, 2013 said:

For this stargate I went with a size that allowed me to maintain the level of detail I wanted. I would probably do the same with a DHD model, which would probably not be to the same scale as the gate.

My considerations for designing a DHD model are as follows. Working buttons which can be wired to something (in order to control the gate). Enough detail on the buttons. Some way to light up each button.

cooldudie2 on Feb 1, 2013 said:

i have printed glitches working stargate and the perfect size for the dhd would be 10 by 10 cm for the base of the dhd and the height just has to match the proportion. if you send me the files i would be happy to do some test prints and send you the results if you would like, i have all the necesary software if ajustments need to be made too if your intrested

cooldudie2 on Jan 31, 2013 said:

glitch are you currently working on any other stargate models
? you are by far one of the best moddellers i have seen in a long time

Glitch on Feb 2, 2013 said:

Thanks for the compliment. There are many excellent modellers who contribute to this site.

Other models? I started on a mini working stargate with only five chevrons to maintain detail. I've considered an Atlantis and Universe gate with room for LED's. A DHD (more detail in the DHD thread) and perhaps a zat (without the taser). A naquadah generator model which you can stick batteries in and use as an actual power source! If anyone else wants to do any of these, go ahead :)

cooldudie2 on Jan 25, 2013 said:

also anyone working on a dhd model

3080 on Jan 25, 2013 said:

I would be cool to have a DHD that I could wire to light up!, but not I don't have the skills needed to make one. =(

cooldudie2 on Jan 25, 2013 said:

just found three more files again same issues they need repairing before they print, the fixed files are availiable on my channel.

cooldudie2 on Jan 21, 2013 said:

hey guys two of the files dont work if you get to the stage that is

If you want to connect to the base (or your own base) print 8 (16) x 'sg-middle-1-(a/b).stl' and 1 (2) x 'sg-middle-2-(a/b).stl'.

you need netfabb to fix the two files sg-middle-2-(a/b).stl' if you go on my channel i have made a dervivative of this so that you can download these instead. and glitch if you want i can send you the fixed files they just needed the traingles and vertices flipping so that pronterface and other softwares can decode the model files properly.

Glitch on Jan 21, 2013 said:

Thank for the info. I'll look back at the source to see what happened.

How's you printing coming along. Is it looking like a stargate yet?

cooldudie2 on Jan 21, 2013 said:

hey guys to anyone who is making this when you get to the stage that says

'If you want to connect to the base (or your own base) print 8 (16) x 'sg-middle-1-(a/b).stl' and 1 (2) x 'sg-middle-2-(a/b).stl'.'

when you print the sg-middle-2-(a/b).stl files both files need repairing in netfabb as pronterface and many other programs dont like the file so the only way to get around this is to fix these yourself or if you go onto my channel you will see two dirivatives of these files which you can download and replace the ones in which dont work. and glitch if you want i can send you the fixed files to update on your page as currently you cant print them and i will remove mine from my page i am trying to be helpful as possible to people trying to print this.

cooldudie2 on Jan 17, 2013 said:

currently i am printing all the parts to build this i am a huge Stargate fan, however it seems that although the design works in theory, in practice it is very difficult to attach all the parts together in a perfect circle, it would work better if there was a way to physically clip the parts together using some kind of connectors. still trying though hopefully i will have all the parts printed soon

3080 on Jan 18, 2013 said:

Good luck! Can't wait to see

3080 on Jan 13, 2013 said:

I love this! They Need to make a new SG-1 / Atlantis spin-off! YOU ARE the man!

matrhint on Jan 3, 2013 said:

It is a fargate, not like that movie in which I have not seen.

mortinus on Jan 2, 2013 said:

Do the chevrons lock in and glow?

Glitch on Jan 2, 2013 said:

The chevrons don't move. However there are small spaces in which lights could be placed.

cymon on Jan 2, 2013 said:

I Like your ambition, but your scale is a bit large for me to dive in and try it out. I'd say make something with parts no bigger than 100x100mm, even better if the whole thing can fit in a 100x100 plate that would encourage people to try.

Glitch on Jan 2, 2013 said:

There is another gate which is 80mm in diameter, but it lacks detail.

If you shrink this gate down to 100mm that makes the rotating ring about 4mm wide.

scotty1024 on Jan 2, 2013 said:

So far I keep trying to send my cat through and she just pops right out the other side of the ring. Do I need one of those special reactor cores or something to make it "work"? I seem to recall a vast amount of power being needed to initiate the worm hole. :-)

PropellerScience on Jan 2, 2013 said:

She popped out because she was bored. You need food on the other side so she stays.

cymon on Jan 2, 2013 said:

You need the seventh chevron.

bitswype on Jan 1, 2013 said:

working or not, this is impressive!

Glitch on Jan 2, 2013 said:

Thank you. Let's hope it actually works!

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