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Kristian’s Stargate project

I have a made a “working” Stargate model from the SG1 TV-show. It spins, the chevrons move and lights up and when a correct address is dialled, the wormhole is established. The wormhole is an infinity mirror effect. The stargate is controlled with a DHD. You can check out the video presentation of the Stargate in action here:

Here is a video showing one Stargate dialing another Stargate

I like 3d printing, electronics, programming and making stuff. I also enjoy the Stargate TV-series and decided to make a “working” model of the stargate as seen in the TV-show.

This was a challenging and fun project and I had to learn a lot of new stuff. This has been 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 SG1 series. There are also several logical “glitches” in the technical workings of the gate as seen in the TV show and it even behaves differently in different episodes. I have made it work as best I can while staying as true as possible to the feeling and essence of the TV-Show.

Features

  • A fully interactive working Stargate complete with a DHD (Dial Home Device).
  • The Stargate ring spins and places the dialled symbol on the correct chevron as the traveller is inputting the address by using the DHD.
  • All 7 chevrons move and lights up when engaged.
  • The Stargate can dial any milky-way address used in the show.
  • NEW: The stargate can now dial other stargates over the Internet, and receive incoming wormholes from other stargates on the Internet.
  • 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 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.
  • Do not dial the black hole.
  • 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?

Have you got any questions or comments related to this project? Feel free to use the form below. The form is moderated, and your comment will not appear to the world until it is approved. Would you rather want to contact me directly? You can reach me at kristian@thestargateproject.com

A lot of people are asking if they can buy a Stargate as seen on this site. More information about this here: Buy a complete Stargate?
If you are feeling creative, you can buy the STL files, Python program, Gerber files etc: Build a Stargate yourself?

582 thoughts on “Kristian’s Stargate project”

  1. bonjour 👋

    je voudrais avoir le tarif pour une lampe de stargette pour Noël pour ma maman qui est fan . merci d’avance

  2. Marcel Schultejohann

    Great Job! Just like the Movie, can you build one for me, and how much does it cost please? I have an idea for creating the vortex water spiral that comes out of the stargates on the tv, I’ll try to build one and then maybe we can get in touch with eachother and do a free swap??!!?? I thank you for the great model and wish you all the best of health and happyness in your life, regards, Marcel Schulte

  3. FYI, Walmart is selling, through a Chinese company, a version of your gate. When I say ‘version’ think 50th copy of a copy on a copier from the 1980’s. It is a very poor representation, with none of the functionality of your gate.

    However, they are using your photos and description, on the Walmart website, to sell it. Here is the link: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Film-Memorial-Collection-Stargate/1104119897

    I sent info to Walmart, through their “incorrect product description” tool on the page, that they were falsely advertising using stolen pictures/description. That what this person was selling was nothing like what you made.

  4. Hello Kristian,

    It’s an amazing job.
    And i have the reflexion to make one of it with your files.
    Just one question i would like to ask: I’m french and is it possible to change the audio by myself ?

    1. Hi yannic
      Yes. The random audio clips are played from a folder on the pi. You can add or replace audio files in that folder as you wish. If you need more detailed instructions, feel free to contact me on discord or via email.

  5. Hey Kristian, thank you for making this incredible creation!

    I noticed that in your design, all of the cheverons move with a servo motor, but looking back at clips from the show, it looks like most of the stargates don’t have moving cheverons at all, and SGC’s stargate only has one moving cheveron (the top one).

    Why did you chose to make all the cheverons move?

    1. Hi Yarin. That is a good question.
      If you check out the original stargate movie you will find that the chevrons are moving. There is a clip on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ihWxPL5eA
      My version is a mix of both when it comes to chevron movement. For me, this way is more logical. A symbol is rotated to the chevron, and the chevron locks or registers the symbol, and the dialing continues.

  6. Hello Kristian
    I would like to ask, if you’re going to post some new videos on your YouTube channel? Also, very good job at making the Stargate, I’m hiped for the Atlantis gate, that your making right now. Wish you good luck at your new projects,
    Tek’Ma’Te

  7. Hello Kristian
    I would like to ask, if you’re going to post some new videos on your YouTube channel? Also, very good job at making the Stargate, I’m hiped for the Atlantis gate, that your making right now. I wish you good luck.

  8. I love the Stargate series and movies. I would love to get one of these displays.
    Are you making and selling these?

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