Superhero Power Plant

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Superhero Power Plant by adafruit Oct 2, 2013


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Channel your inner Tony Stark by building your own electronic wearable reactor this Halloween!

Full guide and video: http://learn.adafruit.com/superhero-power-plant/

Includes classic and v3 reactor designs in Illustrator and Corel Draw formats. Vector designs by Dano Wall for Adafruit Industries. Vice photo by John de Cristofaro.

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Inking the engraved portion with a dry erase marker really brings out the detail. We layer two of these together, wrapping wire through the provided holes and indents to hold them together.

Hairline features are vector cuts, everything else is engraved.
Our settings, using a 60W Epilog laser:
Raster speed 50%, raster power 50%, vector speed 40%, vector power 100%, vector frequency 5000

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why not just call it an arc reactor?

I used ponoko online laser cutting service. They have a deal right now where it's 20 bucks off your first order

Tutorial mentions they used a 60W Laser, I wonder how many people have access to this?

Would this even be possible to do on a hobby laser cutter with 500mW can it cut acrylic?

ponoko is a service like shapeways that'll cut this for you and then ship it to you. If you download the files they mention the service.


Please, could anyone recommend a website or service where I could send this design for production (laser cut and etching) ?


Bruno Mariani.

need a stl file to print on my 3d printer

these files are for a laser cut object, not a 3d printed part.

I don't understand how one is supposed to convert this into a stl (or other 3d printable file). I've tried inkscape, openscad, and a number of others. Anyone with knowledge, please help!!

Once you can convert the image to png, you can use Simplify 3D to convert to a 3D model. Unfortunately I don't have Illustrator, so I am unable to convert it.

Anyone see or find anything they would consider an easy enclosure for the back? Im mentoring a maker group of 12-15 year olds, so I'd like to be able to 3d print or purchase a backside enclosure to protect them while handling it. It'd be even better if it could accommodate like an iPod charger style plug as well, and just use it as a sweet looking nightlight!

I created a housing for this stuff in a remix if you want to check it out!

What file would need to be converted if I wanted to use this in a 3d printer?

What thickness acrylic did you use?

2mm works well.