Easy MK1 Arc Reactor Replica (From Iron Man Movie)

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Introduction: Easy MK1 Arc Reactor Replica (From Iron Man Movie)

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DIY Iron Man MK1 Arc Reactor / Easy MK1 Arc Reactor Replica (From Iron Man Movie)

... #Infinity_Workshop Hello, Marvel and Iron Man fans. Today I have a complete guide for making a DIY ARC reactor (MK1 Version)... Tony Stark made his first miniature arc reactor in a cave and I made this one in my house in complete lockdown ..due to the COVID-19 Pandemic situation... All materials used in this project are very common to find locally ... And this project can be easily rebuilt by anyone with a lot of patience ... This project took me almost 4 months to complete... Because I had to make all the files and templates just from scratch.

This is the link to the video... DIY Iron Man MK1 Arc Reactor || Complete build guide.... ||

And if possible mention me @infinity_workshop on Instagram... I will love to see your creation 😊😊😊



I am currently turning off the process of giving the templates... Because everyone is just taking away the templates without any sub...... Sorry for that....

Supplies

Materials used in this video:

2mm thick acrylic sheet, (I used transparent one...but a black sheet will be helpful for the base part)

Templates, (I will upload them very soon)

coping saw, (small teeth is preferable)

Insulated copper wire,(a fine wire will be a better option)

Paint, (I used acrylic paint)

And some items from my scrap collection, and some random stuff...

like-* Drill machine(I used cordless one), * markers, * Glue, * Also...use whatever available(after all this is a scrap build like Tony in cave)

Step 1: The Things We Will Need...

Gather some basic working tools as I mentioned above...

Step 2: Cut All the Templates...

The 1st step of this build is making the templates

ad I did that part for you guys.....


Now the 2nd Step is printing those templates in full A4 paper in 100% print ratio(adjust the ratio if your printer automatically scales them)...

3rd step is sticking all the templates on the acrylic sheet....(here I wanna give a little note ...you may use 2mm thick pvc sheets for those fragile parts..like the upper-middle ring )

Step 3: Cut All the Pieces

Firstly cut all the pieces into manageable pieces...

then, Using a coping or hand saw or any other saw(use whatever you want...) cut the pieces into propper shape and sizes...

Now use sandpaper to smooth out the edges and to make them look better...

***Use PVC sheets wherever needed

***be very precise for the top rings as they are the main part of the arc reactor...

Step 4: Gather All the Parts...

Now this is the time of gathering all the parts together... like the mesh, the light, the 20 base pieces... Always use those items that can be found easily and cheaply...because after all this is a project to be done in cave with scrap items...(I also did the same)

Step 5: Making the Light...

Just use normal 4-volt white LEDs. with a small heatsink...just keep them in size

Process:

Take flat SMD led strip or panel... cut in size... soldier with wires... make 2 sets... place a small heatsink between them... seal them well with anything you want... soldier the main power wires... now just be very creative with your version as or materials are not gonna be the same... so let your creativity do the rest...

Step 6: Colouring the Pieces...

Just use any metallic paint and paint the parts with dark silver paint...(using spray paint will be very easy...as I didn't had that... I used brush paint instead)

Apply 2 coats if necessary...

Step 7: Making the Big Ring...

I used clear epoxy resin to join the 5 ring pieces... I took off the protective films from 5 of them and then thoroughly cleaned them with cleaning acetone... and then applied resin between each layer then let the whole thing set for at least 12 hours...

Then unmold the thing and trim the excess off... and give a good amount of sanding with different sand grits...from 100 up to 400 and so on...

Step 8: Cut the Small Ring Guards...

Cut the small ring guards from the templates and stick them on small pvc pipe sheet... Now cut them apart with a coping saw... There should be 20 pieces in total... Ple be careful while making these pieces as they are put on the top of the reactor...so any imperfection will be noticed clearly...

Step 9: Completing the Outer Main Ring....

Firstly cut 10 same length plastic sheet pieces(1cm*6cm)...place them at their appropriate spots and stick them with hot glue...

Now attach the 20 pieces with a strong but thin glue in their places...(the guards should be painted beforehand)

Wind insulated copper wire around the loops to form those 10 coils(which are used to stabilize the fusion reactor under them)....I'm not suggesting the wire length as they will vary according to your wire thickness and design....But I used 2 complete layers of wire in my version...

Step 10: Making the Extra Parts

Firstly make 2 of the clear rings out of acrylic sheet strips ...

And make a big diffuser for the light using the acrylic sheet (the designs are available in the templates)...then use some white epoxy resin and make a resin layer for better light diffusion... Then give proper sand using 100 to 400 grit sandpaper and so on...

Make the decorative connector using small pvc sheets and some wires... also use anything that is available... Lastly, paint wherever needed...

Step 11: Assembling Time...

After completing all the parts and the pieces, color them all and let them dry for enough time

make all the excess parts as described earlier... watch the video as needed, as I gave proper video tutorial for the build.

Now, this is the time of assembling all the parts into one piece...

Step 12: Assemble the Inner Diffusion Layers

In this stage take five rings(I made them from copper wire)... and cut all the pieces needed for this part and attach them in their place with glue... And also use the outer guard ring...Place a mesh type piece in the middle ...

Step 13: Assemble the Base Part

Just glue the pieces into their corresponding places with strong glue and use hot glue if necessary...

There should be 10 big support pieces and 10 shorter pieces with an outer assembly ring...

The big pieces are for supporting the bigger ring with the coils...and the smaller 10 rings are for supporting the inner light plate...see the process

Step 14: Attach the Base Piece With Light Source...

Solder the power wires with the light...

and pass the wire with the decorative connector wire through the bottom hole...and tie them with a zip tie...

Here is the process...see the process

Step 15: Complete the Outer Ring

Add the decorative inner ring inside the pocket created with the guard pieces and insert 3 screws...these will be used to attach the outer ring with the other part...

just use the precise measurements as needed see the process

Step 16: Add the Middle Diffusing Layer

Now just add the early made diffusion layer with the 5 rings on it...if all steps are followed and done perfectly these steps will be done with no problem...

The process looks like this see the process

Step 17: Complete the Assembly...

Place the outer big ring on the base part...The supports will be aligned perfectly....insert the inner decorative ring... tighten the 3 screws into the diffusion layer...

And we are done....with some minor adjustment the process will be completed...

Step 18: Now You Also Have Your Own MK1 Arc Reactor...

And this is the complete process of making a DIY Iron Man MK1 arc reactor from scratch and under not more than 10 $.....remember one thing... creativity is the possession of our thinking...if you can dream big and decide to do something ..do it with full of your efforts.....I didn't make the stand in this project because I thought that my "I know that Tony has a heart...so I don't have to show that".....also as we all don't have CNC or laser cutter or ant other expensive machines ...I tried to make this project simpler .....It will take some time but the process is very easy to follow....so start your arc reactor today.....

Also, don't forget to like this instructable (This is my first instructable) and subscribe to my channel for more upcoming projects.......Do follow me on Instagram and Twitter as I'm active there...

There are many other ways to make this project ...but this is how I made it,,^_^
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    62 Comments

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    faceman1961
    faceman1961

    5 weeks ago

    Wow that looks so amazing great job well done

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    ladshubham2009
    ladshubham2009

    Question 3 months ago

    Hello sir your Arc reactor is best I want to make it at home so I want the templates can you please release the link ? Plss

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    francflip
    francflip

    5 months ago

    Increible proyecto bro
    Sin dudas el mejor 💯
    Quiero realizar el proyecto
    Como puedo obtener las plantillas amigo
    Ayudaa!!!
    Un nuevo sub desde Guatemala 🇬🇹

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    mrcs.stark
    mrcs.stark

    6 months ago

    It was very good! Could you release the link to download the template?

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    facttechss
    facttechss

    6 months ago

    Sir,
    can you give those templates to me.Because i found your video best for an arc reactor .
    And in pakistan Acrylic sheets are rare and Expensive and i want ti try it with some other materials if you can send it can send templates then email them on facttechss@gmail.com
    Thank You

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    rebellion09
    rebellion09

    6 months ago

    thank you alot for guide

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    rebellion09
    rebellion09

    6 months ago

    sir can you allow access to the templates i have requested access on google drive link in your video

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    saitunwin
    saitunwin

    7 months ago

    Can i have the templates plz

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    Infinity Workshop
    Infinity Workshop

    Reply 7 months ago

    I have the links in my Youtube video's description

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    frankentinker
    frankentinker

    Question 7 months ago

    Sir,
    are those templates still available? Here in Germany were close to the 2nd hard "Lockdown" and it would be quite cool if I could power my tower PC with an Arc Reactor.
    Thanks and regards
    Tubifex

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    Infinity Workshop
    Infinity Workshop

    Answer 7 months ago

    Actually I closed the links.. Because till now I have gave the templates to around 200 persons... And i can surely tell that 140 of them had unsubscribed just few days later..... All I just asked some support for my channel...... And that's why I stopped the template sharing... 🙂🙂🙂.... Sorry for that.... But if you really need those... I will give you... Just dm me on Instagram or twitter.... Where ever you can.... I will give you the links...

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    frankentinker
    frankentinker

    Reply 7 months ago

    Thank you for the fast response but I'm not on Insta. neither am I with Twitter so no problem it's the way it is. Carry on the good work really like to watch your creations.
    Stay healthy and happy holidays
    Best regards
    Tubifex

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    Infinity Workshop
    Infinity Workshop

    1 year ago

    Pls comment all of your thoughts here...

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    psstumbokon
    psstumbokon

    Reply 8 months ago

    Is the template still available sir?

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    HolyPerséfone
    HolyPerséfone

    12 months ago

    You have no idea how much i was trying to find something like this. you are the best! Hope I can get those templates😭

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    Infinity Workshop
    Infinity Workshop

    Reply 12 months ago

    Did you got the templates? Pls reply...

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    HolyPerséfone
    HolyPerséfone

    Reply 12 months ago

    Yessss, OMG, thank you so much!

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    Sanjay85
    Sanjay85

    1 year ago

    YOU SHOULD BE THE WINNER.........