Introduction: Arc Light

Have a really cool light for your laptop or desktop to light up a bottle or anything transparent.
This light is based of Iron Mans Arc Reactor, it is very bright and makes opace, or transparent objects look awesome.

Step 1: Materials

  • soldering iron
  • hot glue gun
  • coffee travel mug with metal ring
  • blue led light
  • small glass plate
  • wood shower curtain ring
  • transparent ri
  • copper wire
  • old usb wire
  • transparent bouncy ball
  • round mirror from a makeup kit
  • wide plastic ring
  • rubber washer
  • strip of thin metal
  • hot glue
  • 32 k resistor
  • simple hobby wire

Step 2: Making the Coil

Take the transparent ring and wrap coil around the ring several times every 1/2 in.

Step 3: Wirering

Strip the usb cable so you have the positive and negative ends  sticking out. Solder one end of the resistor to each of wires. You can also attach a simple 4 AA battery pack if you want instead of the usb cable.

Step 4: Finish Up

Plug in your light and watch it glow, place a water bottle on top of the light to watch it glow!


elecfans731 (author)2013-08-20

Hey,robot 19,It is very nice and cool,I like it, and i am trying to make one.

rahuln8 (author)2013-01-01

Hey buddy, I didn't understood the use of copper wire coiled on the transparent ring. Please elaborate.

Pranavthegreat (author)2011-08-21

thxx for the idea

cokecola (author)2011-01-05

Hey Robot 19, it cool, forget void schism.

Waveform19 (author)cokecola2011-01-05

thanks man some people are just angry

Void Schism (author)2011-01-05

Just what we needed, yet ANOTHER arc reactor!
Try searching before you post, you're flogging a dead horse here.

Waveform19 (author)Void Schism2011-01-05

i know about all the others, this is more of just a light made to look like a reactor that you can plug into you computer it's more of a usb thing.

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