Introduction: D.I.Y. Iron Man Arc Reactor
This is a very inexpensive and very fun, cool, and just awesome build so lets see what we will need to become Tony Stark A.K.A Iron Man
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Step 1: Getting the Main Body Built
First acquire these 2 parts out of and old or new stepper motor(can be found in old VHS players).(first photo).
Then drill the seven holes you will see in the second photo.
Then proceed to gluing the two pieces together.(Third photo).
Step 2: The Wireing
Now that we have the main body built we can proceed to soldering. You are going the need seven leds for this next part. Solder the seven leds in a parallel form. IF you are unfamiliar with this term you can Google it to find out more about it. I covered all the bare ends in hot glue then glue them in the holes we drilled earlier. Then I pressed them down flat . Next add a length of wire and a nine volt style battery clip for easy attachment of a battery pack. Plug in some voltage(I recommend about 3-6 volts of power) and make sure all of the leds light up how you wish for them to light up.
Step 3: Making the Finishing Touches
Now to make this look nicer we are going to add some instamoph, which is a mold-able plastic that can be shaped into anything then hardens like a rock. Give the back of the reactor a rather thick coat to ensure security. then allow a few minutes to harden.
Also if you wish to purchase instamorph it can be bought at www.amazon.com at this link:
Step 4: Final Pictures
Here is the final product.
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