Step 2: Wiring of the LED's

Some assembly is required for the LED's. I took my round piece of wood that I was using to mount the LEDS on and I started to glue the LED's in the desired places. The circuit from LEDCalc suggested I used 5x 2 LED's and 1 single LED in parallel. This ties in well with the arc reactor so I had the single LED in the middle and the pairs arranged around the edges.

As you can see from picture I made two rings of wire around the edges, the outer wire is 9V and the inner wire is 0V. This ring has the added advantage of providing an secondary route for the power should something go dramatically wrong in construction.

The power wires are passed through the back plate through a small hole, this will allow me to power the LED's when they are encased in the plastic.
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Just wanted to thank you for the instructable. I plan on making one of these with my grandson next week. You have made it easily understandable and it looks simple to build. I live in the states and so I had to purchase my plastic from sparkfun. I got the resistors from radio shack (they do not have flat ones in the store). Everything should be here next week and we are putting the mold together this week. Thanks a bunch for the great instructable.
Stark seems to use Palladium isotope from his missiles as the reactor's fuel. Once the reaction starts, the energy harnessed is enourmous at 3 GJ/s or equivalent to 3 GW. (That's more than twice energy required for time-travelling (which needed only 1.21 GW of power) in Back to the Future films). <br> <br>This power can be used to power up his suit for a long time for his enhanced reactor, not the first one. <br> <br>To make this extremely efficient power supply, I believe we can. And I believe it is possible. But I think that it can be done only in a few hundred years. <br> <br>The movie is purely fictional and I believe that the writer are just fantasizing about the perfect energy source. (Dreams mostly become true eventually). If we are living in 19th century, people won't believe you if you can send sound wave and pictures accross the globe. Now, it's possible. So what makes an arc reactor impossible? <br> <br>It can be done. But not in recent time.
but is it possible if the reactor power source being replaced by a car battery?
what does a nine volt battery look like or what is its symbol?<br> <br>
Its the rectangular one.
thanks <br>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afsn71yqTP0 heres mine
what colour LED did you use?<br>
check out the stark reactor on this chick.
whoa 8X
i can make it
you sure look cute
cool im making 1
Nice...so now everyone has an excuse to stare at your chest. "Wow, nice arc reactor!".
How many would you say you've made thus far, msraynsford?
A better question would be &quot;how many people have managed to follow these instructions to make their own?&quot;<br>I've made a fair few now but I did post this several years ago so it's a slow and steady trickle.
What I never understood about iron man was why did he not get the shrapnel removed when he got back? He walked around with a power source in his chest...
Is there a type of clear polymorph?
go on google and look up&quot;circuitry basics&quot; or something.<br>i had half a course in high school on it and i was probably not there often before i dropped out.<br>easy stuff
Quick question, how deep is the wood cutout thing? Im guessing around 10 mm deep, then some 5 mm for the other portions to stick out.
Hope some one is still reading these and commenting on them. I am trying to build one of these and am unsure of the wiring schematic. <br> <br>Which symbols are the resistors and which the lights and how do the outer wires follow the ring? <br> <br>Bah! Wish I had taken electronics classes!
Still reading and commenting, sadly it sounds like you'd be better off googling for some beginner electronics tutorials.
nice job man i would like to try to make one like these
I'm very new to this, but I have to ask. Are the resistors supposed to be on the negative side of the circuit? Do resistors really work that way? In the wiring diagram, it shows that the positive current goes through the LED, then through the resistor, then to ground. Is this a mistake, or does it not matter which side of the LED they are placed. The first diagram (from ledcalc.com) shows the resistors on the positive side....
How many grams/ounces of polymorph did you use?
I use 35g of polymorph but this will obviously depend on your mould and I'm managed to eek mine down to the smallest amount possible now.
I have a question - where are the resistors in this photo? Are they the little bumps next to each LED? If so, are they soldered together or did you just glue them in contact? Fantastic instructable, by the way. I'm really excited to try it myself.
They are the little bumps next to each LED. I pressed the led and the bump into blue tac to hold them roughly in the right place before I soldered them together. It makes it a darn sight easier with these small components.
so yeahhh...my iron decided to not work right plus i couldnt find a tip sharp enough for this small of work. couldnt keep a tin for anything. ended up killing 2 leds.<br><br>shouldve just bought the complete thing. there went 30 bucks. haha my suggestion? buy the complete and leave it to the professional. :S
awesome what about the batteries
those you put in an Altoids container or anything else that can house 1 or 2 9 volt batteres <br><br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man-Arc-Reactor-prop/ (this isn't his but it's really useful)

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