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SG-1 Stargate with symbols

by wtgibson, published

SG-1 Stargate with symbols by wtgibson May 12, 2013

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One-sided "Milky Way" style Stargate, including gate symbols (unlike other Stargate things currently available).
Now includes 'offworld' staircase/platform to be printed separately.

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Personally, Thingiverse is not the place for grandstanding. I'll politely ask you to take this elsewhere.
Boycott The Stargate REBOOT! Roland Emmerich hates Stargate fans!
So the 'A with a circle over it' symbol (alt-143) shows up in the preview, but is converted to an 'A with a tilde over it'. Doesn't everyone love character encoding issues?!

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Uploaded a new version (Stargate_8inches_Improved_2013_07_28.stl) which solves a lot of alignment issues, and most importantly expanded the symbols so they print nicely. Lastly I moved the Ã… symbol enough to uncover it from the top chevron. After I confirm the print I'll release all the scad files.
If you want to print you'll need to print with a *horizontal* resolution of 0.25mm instead of the default 0.4 on an Ultimaker. I'm not sure Cura is capable of that, but KISSlicer is (really, I promise). A 0.2mm vertical resolution is just fine.

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I loved the Iris Box stargate (thing:6773) and the similar gates, but I was sad that none of them have symbols!

This thing still needs work, but it's a good first draft.
I painstakingly modified an existing .SVG inkscape drawing of a stargate, and separated its components into layers which I then converted to .scad files.

Thanks to "Inkscape to OpenSCAD converter v3" (thing:25036) for the converter. It isn't perfect but it sure gets the job done!

With a main Stargate.scad file I import ('use' actually) the layer files, scaling them to make a nice-looking gate. It is a tiny bit parametric - I added an approximate scale factor to scale the radius while maintaining a plausible thickness.
Boycott The Stargate REBOOT! Roland Emmerich hates Stargate fans!
Personally, Thingiverse is not the place for grandstanding. I'll politely ask you to take this elsewhere.
So the 'A with a circle over it' symbol (alt-143) shows up in the preview, but is converted to an 'A with a tilde over it'. Doesn't everyone love character encoding issues?!
Uploaded a new version (Stargate_8inches_Improved_2013_07_28.stl) which solves a lot of alignment issues, and most importantly expanded the symbols so they print nicely. Lastly I moved the Å symbol enough to uncover it from the top chevron. After I confirm the print I'll release all the scad files.
Of course the steps show up backwards, whoops.
Anyways you can see a hole for an M3 SCHS retaining screw to hold the Stargate on the base if desired.
I have no idea if it's toleranced correctly, I have to look into it.
IMPORTANT: Currently the CAD file looks fine but when sliced the symbols don't show up! I will have to increase their thickness.
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