The Stargate Project

I like 3D printing, electronics, programming and making stuff. I also enjoy the Stargate TV-series and decided to try and make a “working” model of the Stargate as seen in the TV-show. This was a challenging and fun project for me, and I had to learn a lot of new stuff. This has been (and still is) a very time consuming project. There are a few variations of Stargates used in the show and I chose to make the original one from the Stargate SG1 series. There are also several logical “glitches” in the technical workings of the Stargate as seen in the TV show and it even behaves differently in different episodes of the show. I have made it work as best I can while staying as true as possible to the feeling and essence of the TV-Show.

This project is still ongoing and updates to this site will happen.

Stargate Features

  • A fully interactive working Stargate, complete with a DHD (Dial Home Device).
  • The Stargate ring spins and places the dialed symbol on the correct chevron as the traveler is inputting the address by using the DHD.
  • All 7 chevrons moves and lights up when engaged.
  • The Stargate can dial any milky-way address, as long as you input a valid destination.
  • When a correct address is input using the DHD, the wormhole is established.
  • The wormhole effect consists of a animated infinity mirror of 122 LED’s.
  • Complete with all sound effects from the TV Show.
  • When the wormhole stays open, selected random audio clips from the TV-Show is played.
  • As in the TV-Show the wormhole can stay open for 38 minutes. When the time limit is reached, a random quote from the show where the time limit is mentioned is played and the wormhole disengages.
  • The Stargate itself is about 39 cm in diameter.

Want to know how it’s all put together? Find out more about the Stargate here, and the DHD here.

Questions or comments?

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4 thoughts on “The Stargate Project”

  1. Great project. Highest detailed models I’ve seen. Did you post the 3D files to Thingiverse or other similar site or willing to sell?

    1. Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for commenting on my project. I have not posted any 3D files anywhere at the moment. The project is not yet complete. When I am finished I will decide if I’m going to make any files available. I guess there will be the most interest in the STL files? Currently the project is in it’s final stages. Painting.

    1. I am glad to hear that you liked it! I will check to see about the possibility for selling a Stargate or two when the project is finished. It is currently in its final stages, and it will take some time until the painting is done.

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