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.

Topic by 5hockwave 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 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?

Question by DELETED_TheMythran 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years 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...

Topic by gmoon 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by electricfan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Electric Arc Furnace?

I'm trying to make a furnace that can melt metal.  I've done a lot of thinking on it, and I decided that I'm going to make an Electric arc furnace for a multitude of reasons. I plan to use an arc welder as the power supply, with two carbon rods as the electrodes, creating an arc just above the crucible to melt the metal. I was wondering if anyone has done anything like this before?  I plan to have the furnace body made out of firebrick and refractory cement. Would this pose any problems? Also, how much strain does this put on a welder? Will it need to be shut off after a while due to overheating, or can it sustain it's own? Finally, How much power does a typical arc welder use? (in terms of watts) 

Question by tylervitale 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years 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 .

Topic by Thereyouhaveit 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Arc reactor for girls :)

Hi guys, I hope this is the right place for this! I've been scouring you tube and Instructables for the last hour trying to find an arc reactor build that's small enough for a girl. I'm doing a Pepper Potts/Rescue build of sorts and would definitely feel more comfortable going from a tutorial for the reactor, but the problem is, all the reactor builds out there fairly dwarf me and stick out really, really far. Does anyone know of any smaller reactors? Don't have to be screen accurate, as this if for a Pepper that doesn't really exist, but definitely looking for LED lighting. Thanks!

Topic by greyseas 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

what is use of arc reactor?

Question by j-mack 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Why electric arc are blue? Answered

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

Question by Sarah86 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How much voltage and current used in Arc welding? Answered

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

Question by Rajkumar2506 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year 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.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 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

Question by ShwetangP 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

is this arc reactor effective or for show?

Question by karuna2511 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

robotic arm arc welder

Is it a robotic arm capable of arc welding feasible for a diyselfer ? I spotted some robot arms for cheaper than 200 $ over the web . Vantages for the operator would be no weld fumes breathing , no uv rays and such ..

Topic by gabdab 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

arc welder/spot welder? Answered

Can an old small arc welder be used to make a spot welder? It's a 60 yr. old Grindl. A stamping on it says input amps 20, sec. amps rated .80- 80, welding volts 20, max open cir volts 80.

Question by hjones47222222 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Plasma Arc Waste Disposal

I was watching the local news earlier... and they started talking about a new waste plant being built in Ft. Pierce, Florida.Basically, they vaporize the trash and sewage sludge under a vacuum, and use the by product gases as fuel for the plant and power turbines. Steam is going to power a local juice plant. Solid by product (rocks and such) can be used for construction etc.On top of that, the by product gas - when burned - is cleaner than burning natural gas or garbage. Even if you think climate change is a myth, I think you can appreciate cleaner air to breath :P This plant is going to eat up the local landfills too :)I just thought it was pretty cool. This is the first plant in the United States and the third in the world (other two are in Japan and are much smaller).Comments?

Topic by trebuchet03 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 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.

Topic by Wabadee 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 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.

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago  |  last reply 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?

Question by Burnsides 8 years ago  |  last reply 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.

Question by BurtWright 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Re: iron man props - arc reactor coils?

Are the coils functional, do they affect the lights or the power supply?

Question by QSDR 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

First or second

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

Topic by Titanium Rainbow 6 years ago

Could I use a 550w PSU as a welder instead of two microwave transformers?

Question by jking1984 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 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?

Topic by deathnoteviewer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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

Question by .Unknown. 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Using Plasma Arcs to Deal with Trash

"A Florida county plans to build a facility to get rid of their landfills, generate electricity and produce construction material, all using a process called plasma gasification which vaporizes garbage at temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun. The $425 million facility expected to be built in St. Lucie County will use plasma arcs to turn garbage into gas and rock-like material. It will be the first municipal plasma waste processing facility in the united states, and the largest in the world. Expected to be completed within 2 years, the 100,000 square food facility will process 3,000 tons of waste per day. Fed not only with waste being produced currently, the facility will also begin to process the waste already in the county landfill. Estimates predict that the entire volume of the existing landfill, 4.3 million tons of trash collected since 1978, will be processed within 18 years."Read More...It almost seems too good to be true, what do you think?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to make arc reactor in home?

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

Question by pranavmsd 7 years ago  |  last reply 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?

Question by stevnmilr 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Constant arc with a taser...need help!!

Can anyone give me some help on how to make a constant arching spark across 2 electrodes like a commercial taser?

Topic by PyroMonger 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Arc produced orange lightweight gas? Answered

EMERGENCY: I have been arcing through everyday air in an enclosed container.  An orange gas formed at the top and I am not sure what it is.  The container is plastic and has had a small amount of melting in a top part, but very minimally.  My electrodes are aluminum foil layered over a couple times, melting has occurred slightly on the electrodes.   10kv 30mA transformer.

Question by 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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?

Question by Fauji Rathore 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 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.

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 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?

Question by Shagglepuff 7 years ago  |  last reply 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?

Topic by CuriousRiz 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years 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?

Question by revelae 9 years ago  |  last reply 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

Question by sladek 9 years ago  |  last reply 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?

Question by deathnoteviewer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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?

Question by iTixle 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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?

Question by makincoolstuff 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 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....

Question by sjameson1234 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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.

Topic by JoshsInstructables 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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.

Question by sjameson1234 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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..

Question by jules15 8 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. 

Question by Shagglepuff 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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

Question by joespicnictables 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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

Question by remo2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago