Prepare to travel to other planets with a light-up 3D printed Stargate that actually dials. It doesn’t have the ability to create a wormhole just yet (the event horizon in the above photo was added with Photoshop), but maybe one day. This beauty was 3D printed by Cara McNab. She modified a working Stargate design by Glitch at Thingiverse; she especially changed the base:
I remixed this with the following changes:
I altered the Base extensively, so that it prints in one large piece on a 150mm ^ 3 print bed ( with separate sides and a top cap )
The base also has mounting for a NEMA 17 Stepper motor , and an Arduino UNO with a Motor Shield.
The Gear was modified to snugly fit onto the stepper motor, and added a hole through which the Stepper motor could be tightened to its mount.
I combined some parts that were 2 pieces into one piece so that the build required less gluing and was structurally stronger
I also have included the DialingSequence Arduino sketch that I wrote to control the project.
See it in action:
Get Cara’s full instructions and download files at Thingiverse.