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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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An Iron Man–Style Arc Reactor

How to build one part of the complete costume By Martin Raynsford

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Figure A: The finished project

The arc reactor work by Tony Stark before he completed his Iron Man outfit is the inspiration for my own arc reactor. It has 10 well-defined sections and a glowing center as shown in Figure A.

I’m rather pleased with the results and very happy with the segments of light that emanate from it. I’d also like to pay respects to the other arc light reactor on Instructables… imagine my horror as the weekly round up arrives in my inbox only to find out that I had been beaten to the write up for the same project.

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