Introduction: Simple Arc Reactor the Second

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My principil is the easier the better. this is my second attempt at an arc reactor. its a little bulgier, but it looks a whole lot better. this design also uses a dot-it light, because i don't know how to do electronics. so have fun makin it and please rate and comment. i want feedback!!!!!:)

Step 1: Materials

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Ok Gather your materials:

Poland springs bottle( i used eco shaped)
Duct tape(dark color)
Scotch tape( not shown)
Dot-it light( $9.00 at home depot)
scissors or knife

Step 2: Taking Shape

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Have you ever looked at the bottom of a poland springs water bottle? it looks like an arc reactor. so thats what i decided to make version 2 out of. simple and fast. you could probably even make this at school or in the office! take your bottle and cut the end off. cut it pretty close to the end like shown.

Step 3: Taking Shape.

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take you duct tape and cut off a little more than an inch. cut Strips slightly bigger than the indents on the bottle. put them in the indents and make sure they go onto the other side. they need to be 2 layers or they will be see through.

Step 4: Attaching the Light

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cut off two pieces of scotch tape and put one on each side. center it on the dot-it light and tape it.

Step 5: Finally Done

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you could now attach a string as a necklace and where it. or however you want to attach it


Dreww (author)2008-12-21

Nice design! and it's quick to make. I'm gonna use this as a Christmas present. good job!

iwillspy13 (author)Dreww2008-12-22

Thanks. if you are using this as a christmas present I suggest you put more work, time, and effort into this, because I did this in a few minutes.

Ironman97 (author)2008-12-01

So easy! I'm totally doing this!

12382 (author)2008-06-27

here are my pictures

jm121 (author)123822008-07-20

cool but 12382 i have advice use a silver dot it light it will look more authentic but its really cool keep up the good work.

12382 (author)jm1212008-07-24

yeah but there were only two colors in the store and they were red or lime green, i choose red because i'm making the whole mk 3 costume and i thought it would blend in

mettaurlover (author)123822008-09-20

really? are you posting it?

12382 (author)mettaurlover2008-09-21

sorry, i cant post it

iwillspy13 (author)123822008-09-21

why not?

mettaurlover (author)iwillspy132008-09-22

yes, why not?

12382 (author)mettaurlover2008-09-28

i cant because it is callmemilo's from laeage of
heroes, you can get it from this link

old_bass_masta (author)123822008-08-08

i have the red one too. :)

jm121 (author)123822008-07-25

yeah but there is a substance that you can put on glass to make it blurry and put it over the light

iwillspy13 (author)jm1212008-07-20

thanks but I already had a red one around the house so i didn't waste my money on a new one. also i mite come out on how to make an iron man mark 1 mask helmet thing soon

iwillspy13 (author)123822008-06-28

great job! looks really good!

mettaurlover (author)2008-09-20

i used metal tape instead of duct tape-it looks cooler and you only need one layer.

iwillspy13 (author)mettaurlover2008-09-20

good idea. i would have done that but i didnt have metal tape. gotta deal with whatcha got!

jm121 (author)2008-07-21

hey iwillspy13 i know your reactors are made for under the shirt but if you want a little detail you could put copper pieces of metal on each piece of tape i don't know i just think i would look cool

12382 (author)2008-06-27

cool i made one too ill add a picture when my sister lets me use her camera plus i found a dot it light for only $7.99 not $10

ImakeFilms300 (author)2008-06-15

sry, his not mine

imabengalumuslim (author)2008-06-15

i like the other one better. lol. this isnt bad or anything, just that the fact it has only five openings isnt so good. but hey, its a poland spring bottle so oh well. lol

personally, i think the look of my second one is better, even though its not movie accurate.

Vladmakesstuff (author)2008-06-13

easy but looks bad :( ...nice try tough , 7/10

ImakeFilms300 (author)2008-06-12

doooooooood this instructable kicked buttox

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