No Iron Man Costume is Complete Without an arc Reactor

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No Iron Man Costume is Complete Without an arc Reactor


If you plan to head out on Halloween as Iron Man this year, you’re going to need an arc reactor to maintain your physiological functions. Luckily, the folks at Adafruit have you covered with their Superhero Power Plant kit.

Designed by Becky Stern, it’s based around the Neopixel Ring and GEMMA, whose circular form factors are perfect for this application. You can use it to channel your inner Tony Stark, or simply sport it as a wearable accessory.


For a scrappier, more DIY arc reactor, you can also check out our own Eric Weinhoffer’s build here. He made his using a lot of pieces he had laying around his shop.

Now all you need to do it built that suit…

6 thoughts on “No Iron Man Costume is Complete Without an arc Reactor

  1. The Butcher says:

    Reblogged this on pundit from another planet.

  2. ensonguncelhaber says:

    perfect idea.

  3. Fab says:

    Oh gawd that sounds like building the arc is the easy part of it. How am I going to build a suit around it? Okay, I know. I’m just sticking with looking at people who wear these suits on the internet :D Did you implement the arc into one of the suits?

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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