5ft Lighted Stargate controlled by arduino
(Just a heads up its a very long print 900+ hours)
The Stargate is designed to snap together using dovetail connections and superglue to make the assembly permanent. Sanding on some pieces may be needed to make them fit better. I have tweaked the design since i printed it to give more room for wire management, use less plastic, and to make pieces fit together better.
I wired the wormhole LED's in 6 different zones (see "Wormhole Wiring Zones" image) to give it an event horizon puddle effect on the wall.
For wiring use the "Wiring Diagram" image.
Setting up the audio files: Unzip and add the 4 audio files onto the micro SD card.
Things you'll need:
Parts to Print:
- 9 Bottom Center
- 9 Bottom Left
- 9 Bottom Right
- 9 Center Crystal
- 9 Left Crystal
- 9 Right Crystal
- 9 Left Crystal Cover
- 9 Right Crystal Cover
- 9 Outer Center
- 9 Outer Left
- 9 Outer Right
- 9 Outer Chevron Left
- 9 Outer Chevron Right
- 1 of each glyph (39 in total)
- 27 Inner
- 27 Wormhole LED Cover (Optional)
- 2 Speaker Mount (Optional)
I have attached the standard 7 chevron activation .ino program for the arduino. I will be adding other variations soon.
If anybody makes one please share pictures! I'd love to see your version of my design.
June 28, 2018 - I added a cover for the back of the center crystal so that no white light could get out and shine on the wall. Just superglue to the back of the crystal after all wiring and light tests are finished.
September 23, 2018 - I made the decorative back pieces for the gate by request. (i did not test it as I have my gate hanging on the wall and didn't need them)
December 09, 2018 - I added more ".ino" files so you can now have options on how many Chevrons are used. (you know you want to dial Pegasus and Destiny too)