Planning an epic Iron Man costume for Halloween or Comic Con, or looking for that iconic piece that turns a plain t-shirt into Tony Stark? Look no further, for in this guide we'll show you how to make your own electronic glowing reactor with a cool pulsing effect.
You can even customize it once complete, go for red, purple, green, pink: Whatever color will power you up! Or change the pulse rate or effects to add a special touch.
This is a simple soldering+crafts project, but before you begin, please review the following prerequisite guides:
Vector designs by Dano Wall. Vice photo by John de Cristofaro.
- GEMMA v2 or GEMMA M0 wearable microcontroller
- NeoPixel ring
- single FLORA NeoPixel
- solid-core hookup wire
- JST extension cable
- 3xAAA battery pack with batteries
- 2x laser-cut/etched acrylic in clear or white (files on Thingiverse)
- safety pin or velcro
- E6000 craft glue or hot melt glue
- needle and thread
- tracing/printer paper