Tony Stark's Arc Reactor

by Skimbal, published

Tony Stark's Arc Reactor by Skimbal Feb 15, 2012

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Just the thing to give you that little extra boost. Whether you're saving the world or escaping an Afghani cave.

The Mark 1 has the power to run something small for a hundred years, or something really impressive for about 5 minutes.

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I am having the same problems trying to slice these files!!!????

what gage wire did you use ?

help with the lights. what kind, how to wire. thanks

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Arc Reactor can use between 10 and 20 leds for lighting. This one used 10. More LEDs will make it glow brighter.

1) Install the LEDs and Resistors in the Crystal Ring. Solder them together in a parallel circuit. A dab of glue can be used to keep them in place during soldering.

2) Bolt Upper Center and Lower Center to the top of the Main Crystal using 3 M3 bolts

2) Push the LEDs into the holes on the bottom of the main crystal. Slide the Support Cage over the LED leads.

3) Wire the Main Crystal LEDs and resisters together into a parallel circuit.

4) Press the Crystal Ring onto the upper arms of the Support Cage.

5) Wire the two LED circuits together

6) Press each of the Caps down over the connections points where the the Support Cage and Crystal Ring meet.

7) Create a 4 inch diameter hole in chest, preferably directly through your breast bone. A post hole digger and assistant can be useful for this step.

8) Install Arc Reactor in chest


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KeithMoilanen on Jan 2, 2014 said:

I am having the same problems trying to slice these files!!!????

dtidwell on Oct 15, 2013 said:

what gage wire did you use ?

dtidwell on Oct 15, 2013 said:

help with the lights. what kind, how to wire. thanks

Dogodile on Oct 6, 2013 said:

Is bleeding after step 7 normal? printing now. will post pics when done.

killi on Oct 3, 2013 said:

Hi, the skp file is an old one...can you upload an actual sketchup file? I have problems to slice the main crystal because of some holes...netfabb will close ALL holes, so the big one in the middle won't exist any more ;-)

TCorgard on Aug 18, 2013 said:

How did do you attach the center crystal to the support cage?

finnigan16 on Mar 12, 2013 said:

I've been having similar issues with Slic3r, it seems to be crashing when I try to process the parts. Skeinforge managed to slice it and so far I've printed the upper and lower ring. The lower ring came out pretty good, but the upper ring didn't come out nearly as well as yours in the picture. Ive got a lot of gaps between the oval holes lining the outside of the upper ring and the perimeter. Not enough fill maybe? What were your settings when you sliced it? What slicing software did you use?

Osyrus on Jan 16, 2013 said:

Slic3r keeps crashing on the crystal ring, it also gives an error as it loads it as "Input file contains a hole near edge 0.0-1.0".

Praetor1 on Oct 16, 2012 said:

I just ran into this site and was floored to see these designs, I was wondering do these designs have dimensions? I would love to machine these out of the material as the original props.

Raizer04 on Oct 6, 2012 said:

The main crystal is showing up with a bunch of errors. Any way to fix this? Im building this right now. (Printing with BFB 3d Touch)

TCorgard on Jun 27, 2012 said:

Do you think clear blue PLA will work for the Main Crystal and crystal ring?

DocRayStantz on Jun 5, 2012 said:

Is there a way to print individual Caps? One or two of mine got messed up in printing, and I don't want to print another whole tray of them.

cyclone on May 26, 2012 said:

I like how the wiring photo is vaguely movie accurate. :)

Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 said:

I've tried to load this in slic3r, the file is 1kb (I guess that's wrong).

And Pronterface doesn't display any lines.

Help? :P

wgss on Feb 17, 2012 said:

Awesome, is everything black except the crystal ring? And is the ring white, or something else?

wgss on Feb 29, 2012 said:

Finally got mine all printed!! Ended up with 28 LEDs, it's VERY cool.

Skimbal on Feb 17, 2012 said:

The ring an main crystal are printed in clear PLA. They can also be printed in natural ABS.

Everything else is black

Lanthan on Feb 16, 2012 said:

We'd appreciate some juicy (sort of) tutorial details and pictures of phases (7) and (8)...

IWorkInPixels on Feb 16, 2012 said:

I was with Skimbal when he made this... in a cave. WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!

jestin on Feb 20, 2012 said:

So that's how he got out of our cave! I've been wondering that.