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December 4, 2014 AT 9:19 am

A #3DPrinted Stargate That Lights Up and Moves #3DThursday

3d printed stargate 1

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.

via io9


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3 Comments

  1. Wow! Super happy that you’ve shared this! it was a great project made possible using a bunch of parts from Adafruit! as well as the great guides available in the Adafruit Learning System. ( Both of which I link to repeatedly in the instructions for making this project! )

    I was considering posting about this on the Adafruit fourms, but you beat me to it with this post!

    Thanks also for giving the credit to Glitch that he is due! He made an amazing design that made it possible for me to add electronics to this project!

  2. Wow, and out of galaxy address was dialed in!

  3. Perhaps you can team up with Dyson?

    http://ic.tweakimg.net/ext/i/imagelarge/1255422817.jpeg

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