Iron Man Arc Reactor Mk 1

About the project

DIY IRON ARC REACTOR MK1. It has 2 modes, there is lightshow and manual colour selection using a button selector. It also have a special dimmable LED background lighting and a LED screen to display Tony Starks famous last phrase "LOVE YOU 3000".

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Platforms: AdafruitArduino

Estimated time: 1 month

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Uno - R3 Arduino Uno - R3 x 1
Neopixel Ring Rgb Led 24 X Ws2812 Neopixel Ring Rgb Led 24 X Ws2812 x 1
Panel Mount 10k Potentiometer Panel Mount 10k Potentiometer x 1
On-off Power Button / Pushbutton Toggle Switch On-off Power Button / Pushbutton Toggle Switch x 1
12v LED strip 12v LED strip x 1
12V battery pack 12V battery pack External power for the 12v led x 1
I2c 1602 Arduino Lcd Screen I2c 1602 Arduino Lcd Screen x 1
MOSFET MOSFET any mosfet should work that can drive 12v to the LED x 1

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Software apps and online services Source for Arc reactor. ( I adjusted the size accordingly) Source for Iron Man Bust Stark Logo Avengers logo

Hand tools and fabrication machines

XYZ davinci-minimaker 3d printed XYZ davinci-minimaker 3d printed x 1
Laser cutter Laser cutter For making the base and engraving the ring for the words. x 1


I am big fan of iron man. I was given a theme" Guardian Angel"for a school project. I immediately thought of how Iron Man sacrificed himself to save the universe. Hence he is a Guardian Angel to me. Here's a video to show you the lightshow. PS: Dont mind the other items on the background as the remaining space is used for my gundams.

Schematics, diagrams and documents


Sorry for the blur image but I think the important parts are still visible.




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