BUILD THE SECOND GENERATION ARC REACTOR

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Introduction: BUILD THE SECOND GENERATION ARC REACTOR

Sorry for keeping you waiting for so long. This is the second arc reactor I made. I did not completely copy the prop in themovie. I created some new designs.

Step 1: THE ELECTRIC CIRCUIT

This is the electric circuit plan of this arc reactor. I used SMDs as the light resources. The circuit is simple but the form is pretty complicated.

Step 2: LATERAL VIEW

The lateral view

Step 3: MAKE THE LIGHT RING!

This is the most essential and interesting part. The main material is plexigalss. I made all the parts with laser cutting. All the parts are made just as what I have designed.

After all the parts have been cut, i assembled them  accoring to my plan. You can see how to do it from the image I post here.
I filled the space in the light ring  with hot melt to make the light more soft.

While assembling the light ring, I fixed the SMDs on the bottom part of the ring base, and weld them.

Then I stick a plexiglass ring on this circuit. the dia of the ring =the dia of the circuit ring. 
After all the above steps were completed, I cut the marks on the surface of the light ring for the exact location of the brass coil.
In the picture, you can clearly see the three-layer structure of the lignt ring.
paint the ring with clear blue.

Step 4: ADD THE COIL

This step is easy but you need more patience to do it.
First, circle the rubber tape on the preset marks on the light ring and wrap the copper plate in the rubber tape. Then circle the brass string on the tape, glue the brass string on the back side.  

Step 5: MAKE THE CENTER COMPONENT

The center component is based on a round plexiglass plate. The plate is the remains of the previous cutting. The detailes are shown in my images.

Step 6: THE FINAL STEP AND FINAL DISPLAY

The final step is to assemble all the parts. Glue some plastic cubes on the interior side of the light ring to fix the center component.
This reactor is super thin, it is only less than 2CM including the cover.
Put the reactor into the round frame. The frame is a filter of the tea pot. Here is how I made the exterior metal ring: I took apart a thermometer and painted its cover silver to make it look like real metal.   

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    how do i get parts for it and how am i supposed to print the instructions and how would this work and dose this realy makes electricity and if it does than i need help finding the parts and my body can deel with elctricty i want to be the first one to test it out on my self

    i have made the one which can produce energy in the form of heat but not as like electricity but i will make it i have also made a smart brain as like JARVIS which can perform 95% task on my way

    all right .....it's awsome ...but what about the blasters on the hand of iron man,,,?

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    you can make it first study thermo dynamics and the principal of cumbustion on which jet fighter rockets are made and u also need palladium

    How did you mount it on yourself? how did you power it? Where did you get the smds?
    Sorry for all the questions. thnks

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    I just made a hole on my vest and attach the reactor to the vest. I used battery as the power supply. I got smd via Taobao.
    Thanks for your support!

    LOL I almost mistoke vest as chest

    Sorry to pester you even more, but what kind of battery was it exactly? I've just started mine.

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    Hi I was wondering if this is accurate to the model they would create if iron man/ tony stark were real

    Where did u buy the led ?

    Very nice looks fantastic!

    very nice job! it looks fantastic!

    .thanks a lot for ur help.:D.here's mine:

    this is the coolest arc reactor that i have seen someone make and it is so thin also how much did it cost

    What SMDs did you use and what was the power schematic for your design? Looking to buy SMDs in bulk but I don't want to get the wrong ones

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    I used 1206 Ultra Bright White SMD LEDs when I built mine - to be honest, unless you're used to using really tiny electronics parts (and I MEAN really tiny), don't go any smaller than a 1206. They run off pretty small batteries - I've been using watch batteries with mine (sorry, can't remember quite which one off the top of my head) and they last a long time.

    Hope this helps.