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James Bruton of Southampton, UK, wrote in to share his dollar store (or 99p store in the UK!) Arc Reactor — it looks great!

Since I’m building an entire Iron Man suit, I decided that I should really build an Arc Reactor prop. This is intended to be like the Arc Reactor in the original Iron Man movie, since it won’t actually get installed in the suit. Pretty much all of the items I used came from the 99p store, with the exception of some wire and a few electronic components.

The items I bought are: an LED light with batteries, sink strainers, some pins in a circular holder, a solar garden light.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

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  1. Hi, the second photo you’ve posted is just the solar deck light that James used as part of his Arc Reactor. You might want to feature this photo instead:

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  5. Lucky its not getting installed in the suit as the MKVI Arc is a triangle !!!!! anyway nice move with putting this all together

  6. Alan Gladney on said:

    When it comes to garden lights, i always use LED type garden lights. LED garden lights does not consume too much electricity compared to regular incandescent type garden lights. LED Garden lights also does not heat as much ..”`.” Yours trully health and fitness resources

  7. Joshua on said:

    are there any instructions at all on how to put these together? Can you put some up?

  8. Can you post the steps you did to make this?

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