Introduction: Easiest Arc Reactor.

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Not really a step-by-step, just an idea that I'm gonna do for Halloween.

Step 1: Buy.

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Step 2: Make.

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Cut the mouthpiece off a blue balloon, about an inch up. stretch this over the top of the LED light, tight enough to where there isn't a big bulge, but loose enough not to push the center button without your help.

Step 3: Wear.

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The easiest is to tape it to your chest, like I have in this picture. It hurts a little. Another idea would be to use the hook on the back of the light, and wear it like a necklace. Or you could do what other people on Instructables have done with theirs, and sew a pocket into the inside of the shirt. Good luck, and have fun!


the1weasel (author)2013-08-26

is it very bright in daylight?

gonecarazay (author)2012-09-09

that's awesome! but the link doesn't work for me. do they not sell it anymore? can you post another link/tell me where else i can get it please? thanks

Cheeseduck (author)gonecarazay2013-04-23

Sorry about that, here's a working link:

denaldorich (author)2012-10-17

great idea! I ended up finding this on Amazon, .....but only after I bought these , in either sense, I'll try them both out and likely use the inside sew-in pocket method. Thanks!

denaldorich (author)denaldorich2012-10-17

sorry.... Amazon and Walmart

denaldorich (author)denaldorich2012-10-26

I got the one from Walmart in today as well as the one from Amazon. The Amazon light has unbelievably poor quality, as not all of the leds work and it's more of a pain to crack it open and get it to work, plus i only paid $4 for it, so I'm ok trashing it. The Walmart light comes in a triple pack and works great, plus there's 3 of them. It's gonna be a slightly smaller arc reactor than the one pictured here, but it'll work

omsigit (author)2012-04-05

hahahaha LOL, good idea

rocky16 (author)2010-05-14

I love this but could i take a red balloon and have a red arc reactor  

bubot17 (author)rocky162012-01-19

hahaha!! Great idea!! >:D

JacSpark (author)2011-09-15


Ward_Nox (author)2008-10-12

well its definatly the easyest arc ive seen NOW SERIOUSLY ENOUGH OF THE FING ARCS

atombomb1945 (author)Ward_Nox2008-10-13

I don't mind the number of Arcs, each one kinda builds on the last. But it would be nice if we started showing some that looked like the real thing, rather than under the shirt. Nice and simple on this one. Would never have thought about using a pre-made light.

Arbitror (author)atombomb19452010-05-07

I think someone has to make an 'ible on how to make a real arc reactor...

komodoboyx5 (author)Arbitror2010-10-14

good plan. i want infinite energy.

Ward_Nox (author)atombomb19452008-10-15

the first one posted that he also built a repulser and mask for looks pretty close

berky93 (author)atombomb19452008-10-13

well there was one that looked pretty real, but thats about it.

Kaiven (author)Ward_Nox2008-10-14

excuse me, it would be F'ING not FING... is fing a real word? maybe finger or fling...

macdiel13 (author)2010-10-14

Hello friend, you can sell one to me???

atomiclizard (author)2009-10-04
spaceboy22 (author)atomiclizard2010-05-31

i think its cool

spaceboy22 (author)2010-05-31

holy chiz thats cool

CreativeChick8 (author)2010-02-28

HOLY .....

That... I need to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

the4est (author)2008-10-17

i used this, but put shapelock (aka polymorph) over the center lights so that you couldn't see the three individual leds, but it blended them together.all i had to do was open it up, take out the reflector plate, and mold in the shapelock.

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