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.


  • 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

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?

401 thoughts on “Kristian’s Stargate project”

  1. I’d like to use one of these hooked up to my PC so then I dial in correct coordinates the PC will turn on.

  2. I would totally buy if it was a phone charger too 🙂 or some other functionality than just a knick knack. But looks great! Keep up the great work!!!

  3. Didn’t read all the comments, but you should add one button for the middle red “button” – the address doesn’t fully engage unless they hit “enter”.

  4. I purchased the files but I do not see the 3d max files that it said would be there. I have a large machine and would like to print the rings in one piece.

    1. It is located directly in the root of the archive. The name of the file is stargate_187.max
      Are you able to find it in the zip archive?

  5. This should totally be a Kickstarter project. I know some guys who would even help you get started with the manufacturing for mass production. You could make 5K of these for an affordable price and make some serious money. Let me know if you are interested. I’d buy two.

  6. David Jankowski

    OK seriously, this is fantastic! You may have created one of the greatest TV show/movie props ever. It may also generate a renewed interest from the studios to reignight the series again. Bravo!

  7. You have to realize what a moneymaker these projects could be. Sell them an make some real money.

  8. I’d buy this! Please consider selling! (or sell the rights to an interested manufacturer and earn a cut of profits, after proper licensing).

  9. Daniel Peregrym

    I would pay $300 hundred without batting an eye for this.
    I understand that making these to sell would be time consuming and expensive, but have you thought of releasing the designs and electronic scematics online for others to use?

  10. I have actual tears in my eyes from looking at the amount of work and detail you have put into this project. I know it was probably not your intention when you started it but I would be very interested if you were ever to consider creating something similar for selling.

  11. OK mate, this is truly beautiful. I don’t follow the series/movies, anyway this is a work of art.
    A Warcraft Dark Portal would be awesome too. A lot simpler I think, since it wouldn’t need moving parts.
    Congratulations on your work mate, truly beautiful.

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