Arc Reactor

These are the photos of my arc reactor I built. This particular arc reactor is based off the second model from the 2nd iron man movie.

Posted by 5hockwave 6 years ago

Why electric arc are blue? Answered

I was wondering why electric arc are usually blue when there is a short.

Asked by Sarah86 8 years ago

How much voltage and current used in Arc welding? Answered

How much minimum  voltage and current is required to make arc welding?

Asked by Rajkumar2506 11 months ago

Arc Welding Advice?

My father-in-law just gave me this 295 amp arc welding rig (he's forbidden to use it anymore--pacemaker.) It's complete with mask, rods, etc. I've never welded before, and have a couple questions:-- Any good books or tutorials to recommend?-- I live in an older home (1930s), which has bus fuses and certainly can't supply 295 amps without burning out (or down.)Should I get a separate service installed for the garage? Is it expensive? I've looked on the power company website, and it's typical superficial information for the average customer...

Posted by gmoon 9 years ago

Anyone have a instructions on how to build an electric arc engraver?

I want to build my own electric arc engraver similar to an Actograph or a Martindale. Not prepared to spend $400+ for one. Not the vibrating kind like a Dremel but one that burns into the metal. Had one at a shop I used to work at but I never got around to copying it. I recall that it was fairly simple--a hunk of plywood with a metal plate with ground wire attatched & a heavy duty cork insulated cord with copper tip as the business end. Any info would be appreciated.

Asked by 8 years ago

How to make a Cheap transformer for a project? Answered

I need to make a cheap step downtransformer for making a small arc furnace....i saw the project on youtube and the link is given below used carbon rods from AA 1.5V cells and i need a transformer that can be made from home available items like wires from dc motors and tube light chokers ...please give me details about materials required and the method of constructing

Asked by ShwetangP 3 years ago

What is Your Favorite Naruto Plot Arc?

The original series arcs: The Zabuza Arc, The Chunin Arc, The Invasion Arc, The Tsunade Arc, The Race Arc, or The Sasuke Arc.

Posted by Wabadee 9 years ago

Arc gun?? Answered

Ok, I have made a Jacobs ladder from microwave parts and I THINK that in the middle is plasma soooo since plasma can be influenced by magnetic sis it possible to make it keep going past the trck and fly through the air using electromagnetics? Or make arcs fly through the air using any other microwave parts?

Asked by DELETED_TheMythran 4 years ago

how can i build an arc furnace from a microwave ?

Hello after wanting to build a tesla coil, but first reading up on how to make a HV output supply from a microwave transformer, then realising i want an arc furnace to melt pool salt(calcium chloride, or if possible, carbonate) in order to make calcium metal, or calcium carbide, via electrolysis what do i need to do, to build an arc furnance from a microwave transformer? clearly it seems very much able to generate an arc, with a significant amoutn of heat, but i dont know how to safely use it to do what i want. at the moment i already do own a microwave transformer, its fuse clips and all the other junk form the microwave transformer. i also want to know if its possible to melt lead with an arc furnace, as i want to do some lead casting wihtout using expensive propane.

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago

Where does one purchase battery powered LEDs?

 I am looking to make some kind of Arc reactor. I need to find a string of battey powered LEDs, I do not know where to find them...  Any help?

Asked by Burnsides 8 years ago

Can I convert a three wire plug into a round four wire plug?

Wiring is for an "AC 225 arc welder". It has a round three wire plug on it now but the only outlets I have available are round four wire.

Asked by BurtWright 7 years ago

First or second

Which Arc reactor of Iron Man's do you like better the first design or the second design

Posted by Titanium Rainbow 5 years ago

Mini Tesla Coil

I would like to know how this can be made? I tried to make it using the pdf that was attached but i failed. I have included pics of my failure Can somebody please help me?

Posted by deathnoteviewer 7 years ago

What to do with an old 80W lamp? Answered

I came across this 80W lamp a few weeks ago, sitting atop some junk, still in its box I think this is the data for it here I'm not sure if it still works or not, but since it was lying with other junk which worked perfectly fine, I'm gonna say that it probably does still work... Does anyone know of a good use for it? No one else seems to want it, I listed it as free on an online ad site for my area but got no replies, and I'm not sure if it's safe to just dump it into the general waste bin. Thanks

Asked by .Unknown. 4 years ago

How to make real ARC REACTOR of Ironman's Suite?

What is the material required for Arc Reactor.How to give  energy/power to Arc Reactor to activate?

Asked by Fauji Rathore 5 years ago

how to make arc reactor in home?

How to make arc reactor at home & what are its uses

Asked by pranavmsd 6 years ago

is there a way to make an ac arc using a disposable camera? Answered

I am currently searching for a way to mod a disposable camera so it will make an ac current and in extension an arc (continious or regularily pulsing , either one is fine) for my potato launchers ignition. i have seen that a decent spark can be made by connecting to wires together connected to the capasitor, but i want it to work electronicaly , not manualy aka with a trigger what i want to know is how (if its possible) to create an arc from the disposable caremas transformer that will work straight away, or converted from the capasitors dicharge into ac current which can jump to cause ignition.

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago

Which high voltage transformer is better? Answered

I want to make a high voltage power supply that is capable of producing arcs, etc. but I don't know if I should buy or Which transformer is more reliable/powerful/easier to get working?

Asked by Shagglepuff 7 years ago

Help: Opening/Cleaning a portable air conditioner

I don't think this is the right place for it but I'm desperate. I have a portable air conditioner (Whynter Arc-14s) and need to vacuum and remove mildew from the inside, especially the fan blades. Now, I did contact Whynter support (e-mail) and they were able to help me remove the screws with a PDF guide. This allowed me to remove the front. Unfortunately, the back case won't come off, even though I took out all screws I was directed to. They couldn't assist me anymore after that. Now I'm stuck, summer is ending and I never got to use it this year. So has anyone opened up a Whynter Arc-14s portable a/c?

Posted by CuriousRiz 1 year ago

What is the purpose of spark gaps in Tesla coils, spark gap transmitters, etc.?

From what I can tell they keep the high voltage from interfering with mains power, but that doesn't make sense to me?

Asked by revelae 8 years ago

I want to learn how to weld? Answered

I want to be able to tackle many instructables that involved welding, and to be able to build things like a go-kart chassis, or do cheap car repairs. I know there are lots of types of welding, what is the best for general this-and-that stuff thanks

Asked by sladek 8 years ago

Mini Tesla Coil Answered

I would like to know how this can be made? I tried to make it using the pdf that was attached but i failed. I have included pics of my failure Can somebody please help me?

Asked by deathnoteviewer 7 years ago

How to troubleshoot a flyback driver?

I've been kicking myself for months now trying to get my flybacks to operate. It seems that no matter what driver I build, or how carefully I assemble it, the only thing I get is silence. Even the simple 2n3055 driver does not work for me. I've checked the transistors, they appear to be fine. I have no idea what to do. Any ideas?

Asked by iTixle 5 years ago

Multiple Arcs? Answered

I built the Jacob's Ladder using electrodes made of stripped 10 gauge copper romex, but was unable to get multiple arcs in the same instant like the photo at the top of the lesson or jcamacho15's photo -- I always got a single arc instead. Will using less conductive electrodes more likely to produce multiple arcs? Also there are times, after it's produced a few arcs, I notice there's a very faint glow at the electrode tips and hum in the transformer prior to an arc. What's going on there?

Asked by windybovine 1 year ago


Potentiometer ARCING inside :( Anybody know what's going on  ? I'm using a 100k to control a 50k ohm load . i smell lots of smoke . It's a LM386 with pots at the output section to a 8W power amp .

Posted by Thereyouhaveit 7 years ago

Is there a way to convert a generator into a arc welder? Answered

Is there a way to convert a generator into a arc welder?

Asked by stevnmilr 9 years ago

CFL Singing Arc Answered

Can you use a clf ballest to power a singing arc. My idea is to connect the 1kohm side of an audio output transformer to the 120vac input of a cfl and connect the other side to a cd player. I will turn the ac to dc by putting in a 1amp diode. so will it work? Also will a commom 3kv cfl work with dc? Please Answer! Please  Answer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by electricfan 8 years ago

Why wont my arc rise on my jacobs ladder?!?!?

Ive been fiddling around with high voltage for a while now and ive been working on a jacobs ladder. The unit consists on a 600v .75a digital ballast, and a flyback transformer. I got it to climb but the arc was very weak. So i did some reading and made a saltwater capacitor for it. I hooked it up for the HV + - out then to the wires. Now i have CRAZY loud arcs but it wont rise, it just sits their and is really bright. Am i just not getting the gap right or what? Any ideas would be awesome! Getting a little frustrated....

Asked by sjameson1234 5 years ago

3d printed PCB

I was wondering if you could make 3d printed circuit boards using an arc welder of electroplating method by connecting a copper "welding stick" to the extruder and a ground clip to the board.

Posted by JoshsInstructables 5 years ago

high voltage from a large flyback transformer? Answered

For the life of me i cannot get big spark gaps from my flyback transformer. I did all the steps to find all the pins and i have a 600v electronic instant on ballast. Im using clothes hangers for the wires the arc climbs up and it is attatched to a laminated particle board. I need to have the wires really close to eachother for it to arc, but then it just arcs up and down about 1/4" if that.. ive tried positioning them all sorts of ways to try to get it to climb but nothing... i feel like the fbt should be putting out massive amounts of power but its not it isnt even getting warm when i turn it on...even left it on for a bit and no heat! Ive tried a couple different pins for the HV- And the one its on gets the biggest it because its on wood? If so what should i use? Or is it the clothes hangers? No idea but any advise would really help me out.

Asked by sjameson1234 5 years ago

Adding a 2nd transformer to a disposable camera stun gun?

I was thinking about adding an additional transformer(or 2) from a separate disposable camera to an existing one modified as a stun gun.  I'm getting about 300 volts with a dead AA battery but i want much more so it can arc.  Do you think this will work?  Thanks in advance for your answers..

Asked by jules15 7 years ago

Is it safe to hook this transformer up directly to the AC mains? Answered

I bought an old high voltage transformer from the internet a while back. It seems to work well at AC frequencies (anything higher and it doesn't work at all), and can make some pretty good arcs. When hooked up to a power outlet with 360 ohms of resistance in series with it, it produces a 1.3 cm blue arc. When using a 30 ohm resistor, it makes crazy arcs with a bit of orange (I'm using four 5 watt 120Ohm resistors in parallel, and they still overheat). None of these tests caused the transformer to heat up at all, though. Would it be a good idea to directly hook up the transformer into a power outlet? Would it burn up the transformer and/or my house? A couple other things about the transformer: The primary has around 2 ohms of resistance, but I don't know anything about its inductance. The whole thing is pretty hefty and has a fat iron core. If you brush a wire from a 12 volt power supply across the primaries, you can get a nice spark c: Any help would be appreciated. 

Asked by Shagglepuff 6 years ago

My try on the.... tesla coil. I need some help.

Hi. I made this tesla coil out of scrounged wire from a crt tv, a old 120 V.A.C to 12 V.A.C transformer (reversed), pvc pipe and a brass nob for the "toroid". When i plugged it in , the outlet i was plugging it into arced?! Do I have it wired right? I used the schemetics from the book "The Boy Scientist" by Popular Mechanics.                                                                    Thanks in advance. P.S: srry about the bad pics

Asked by joespicnictables 6 years ago

How would I go about audio modulating my Tesla coil so that it can be controlled by a keyboard of the musical sorts?

I used these videos

Asked by remo2 5 years ago

Why do capacitors increase arc lengths?

I have seen a lot of videos with people increasing the arc length of a nst or mot with capacitors and i was wondering why this works. Also, is the capacitor increasing the voltage (higher potential difference, so longer arcs) or the amps (more ionisation so you can draw the arc longe)r?

Asked by makincoolstuff 6 years ago

Tips on Welding

This is s a general forum for people to post questions and tips they have found over the time they've spent welding My question/tip is this - I recently had to weld two pieces of oddly shaped steel together. Placement and alignment was important for me but the shapes of the steel pieces made clamping them together a bit of a mission. My solution was to position and hold the pieces of steel using prestik (probably the south african equivalent of U.S. bluetack - maybe chewing gum could work) and then the steel pieces didn't move while I tacked them in place. My question is obviously whether this is a questionable practice because of fumes (I didn't notice any) or weakening of the weld from the prestik inclusion (it seems to be holding quite nicely though and the piece is now the switch activator for a press strip feeder. If you can't think of any problems then its a tip

Posted by djmachet 9 years ago

Can someone tell me more about this transformer? Answered

Recently, I got a large high voltage transformer. It used to be part of a photocopier, and lets out 1/4 sparks when you brush the primaries on a 9 volt battery. However, I don't really know how to build a driver for it. Can someone help me out? Here is what I know about it: It has 7 (8 if you count the one connected to the core) leads. 5 of them are for the primary and secondary coils, but I don't know what the other 2 do. The resistance between the two primary leads is 1.8 ohms (1 when connected to the center tap). The high voltage output lead has a 30,000 VDC rating printed on it. Can someone help me build a driver for this? Edit: I have a little florescent tube driver that runs on 12VDC. Can I use this to power the transformer, or is that an idiotic idea?

Asked by Shagglepuff 7 years ago

DIY Iron Man Arc Reactor Overview

With the new Avengers movie out in theaters I decided that i had to film an overview video on my Iron Man arc reactor. So go here and watch that and to find out how i became Iron Man

Posted by oicvideos 6 years ago

How can i generate an electric arc?

It should be simple , easy and have availability.

Asked by asim164 8 years ago

audio amplifier for singing arc speaker, 110v design

Okay, I'm planning on starting on a plasma speaker, I know somewhat how I want to build it. My neighbor has one of the old school neon sign transformers for sale, he wants next to nothing for it. So I intend to use that to simplify finding materials. I am incapable of designing a circuit, so I am asking for help. What I need is for somethng to control the 110v for the transformer based on the audio input. My alternate idea was to use two NSTs and have them become a stereo channel unit. I do prefer that idea myself. I simply have no idea how to control the sound from the arc without taking the arc out. Honestly, my electronics knowledge in circuit design made me think a really big relay would work. Until I realized that was stupid. Anyways, my preferred idea is using a project box to contain a circuit, fused around critical areas to prevent the music device being blown up on accident or anything else bad happening. A stereo plug, with one transformer being the left, the other the right. I also want to try to drive either the low voltage or the 110v computer cooling fan type things so that there is an airflow through the arc.  Please help me-I can't design circuits for the life of me, and I would rather this work out. Thanks!

Posted by Nyanman 6 years ago

Can I make a micro Tesla coil powered by a 9 volt battery? Answered

Not an electrical arc, I want to know how to make a Tesla that gives off the electric "fingers". And somewhat pocket sized (I wear cargo pants). I forgot to mention that I am 12 and I dont have much time for coil winding so Im kinda hoping it could be a solid state tesla.

Asked by LaxLuvr 9 years ago