Introduction: How to Make Movie Accurate Mini Arc Reactor

ok i was sitting in my room thinking if tony stark can build an arc reactor in a cave why can't i
build one in my house the end results were stunning.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

so the two stores i had low's and michael's so here is the list.
1. copper wire
2. washer a small and large
3. an L.E.D light
4. baking clay for custom parts
5. silver hammer finish spray paint
6. hot glue gun
7. silver wire optional.
8. a clear thing under the cap of a glass candle sorry don't know what its called.
your ready to go

Step 2: Making Your Custom Parts

well take your clay and form a ring than add 3 flat pieces we will call this the 3 ring this will
play a big role in the reactor bake it and once it is hard spray paint it then we have a main part.

Step 3: The Ring

okay now the semi clear ring is easy to do just take copper wire and wrap it around for 10
sectors it will take long it will seem more movie accurate if you overlap also it will take long but
you can add silver thin wire on the sides of each copper piece for just the copper
wire and 10 sectors its about 20 minutes but be patient.

Step 4: Coming Together

okay here is where it is pieced together take the big washer and place it on the
light then glue it on then take your 3 ringed pice and glue it on the middle take the washer
and glue it on the top then take your completed copper pieced semi clear ring and
glue it on .

Step 5: Completion

finished here are some pics of the final prouduct.

Step 6: Conclusion

i hope this has helped and also suggestions or any questions are always welcome.

Comments

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Tony starks (author)2008-09-13

'what is the plastic ring called

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wastubbs (author)Tony starks2010-09-07

I think that's a rubber "washer" from a candle lid, from his description on page 1. They put them in the lids of the jars to make an airtight seal. So just get yourself a candle and pull the washer out.

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M4industries (author)2010-06-27

TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN A CAVE... WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS! ---Obadiah Stane

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Vinyard556 (author)2010-04-18

or a picture of what the ring was attached/apart of would help.

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K O A L1 (author)2009-11-04

iron man two comes out in 2010 you can see trailers at imdb.com

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shazam123 (author)2009-06-16

Yah whats the plastic ring and where do you get it

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schmidtty (author)2009-06-14

who knows when the new iron man movie is gonna come out? isn't it gonna be about war machine too?????

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darthelmer (author)2009-03-03

thanks jm121 for the info and how to's. inspired me to make one what do you think of mine guys?

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goingtospace (author)2008-12-12

Hi, I am just wondering, can you show a picture of the "Clear thing under the cap of glass candle?" Thanks!

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Ironman97 (author)2008-11-30

So simple, yet amazingly cool.Good job!

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raiii (author)2008-11-19

is there a way you can be more descriptive with your instructions? i really wanna make one but i can't get your instructions... and what's the plastic ring called?

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jm121 (author)2008-07-20

okay which reactor tutorial should i do the one on the left is mark 1 small that you could wear to school and it gives the undershirt glow or the right big bright mark 2 that looks cool under and over to you decide wright it down on the comments please.

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garrett10 (author)jm1212008-11-17

LEFT

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nave (author)jm1212008-10-01

left

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knoxarama (author)jm1212008-09-25

left

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Ward_Nox (author)jm1212008-07-22

depends if your want to wear or display it

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SonOfThgurda (author)jm1212008-07-21

AWESOME job but i like the one on the left more

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jm121 (author)SonOfThgurda2008-07-21

okay i will do the tutorial for it.

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wvill (author)2008-11-15

hey go check my Instructable its called the hang glider and please LEAVE A COMMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ptr_V_2 (author)2008-07-20

Am I only one being to literal considering this not to be an accurate arc reactor since it doesn't produce its own power? Besides that, the final product looks really nice. You should put it on a stand like Pepper did.

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jm121 (author)Ptr_V_22008-07-20

i looked for a display case but could not find one so i put this is on ebay. the bid is still on as we speak

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Guardians38 (author)jm1212008-10-13

your selling these?

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Ward_Nox (author)jm1212008-07-20

a sports memorabilia store/site will have a case that should work

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jm121 (author)Ward_Nox2008-07-20

thanks

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jm121 (author)2008-08-09

THIS IS FOR SALE ON EBAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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integra2913 (author)2008-08-04

Where did you get the LED light?

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jm121 (author)integra29132008-08-04

i stopped at a gas station in vegas and found a two pack for $9.99 they are different than the dot it it can get dimmer its pretty cool.

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Honus (author)2008-07-20

Looks great! I've been thinking about making one of these. For people complaining about accuracy, here's a pic of one of the movie prop arc reactors- it's a complicated piece and would be quite a bit of work to duplicate.

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paul030176 (author)Honus2008-07-21

That's not the one that lights up on his chest. That one is for close up shots (like this). It's good reference though.

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jm121 (author)paul0301762008-07-21

hey paul030176 how the heck do you know all this

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jm121 (author)Honus2008-07-20

thats the pic i tried to work off of he is wright it is not easy at all

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jm121 (author)2008-07-21

people PLEASE ! RATE THIS INSTRUCTABLE .

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iwillspy13 (author)2008-07-20

hey guys go check out my new instructable on making a iron man mark 1 costume the helmet is the best part of it so if u need a helmet u can go there too!

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n8man (author)2008-07-20

Just to let you know, this doesn't fall under burning questions or invent-a-sport.

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jm121 (author)n8man2008-07-20

i know i was tired when i did this you try making a tutorial at 4 in the morning.

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n8man (author)jm1212008-07-20

I was just letting you know. Nice instructable!

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jm121 (author)n8man2008-07-20

thanks

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aeromancy (author)2008-07-20

Fabulous job! I plan on making one as soon as I get the materials! +1 vote 5/5 stars

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jm121 (author)aeromancy2008-07-20

many tanks man

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