Iron Man Arc Reactor


Damont D

Area of Interest

Electrical Engineering


Promise Academy 1


Rising Junior


I think that my time at bluestamp worth the problems and challenges I faced in making my projects here. I learned a lot of skills which I can use in other projects that require skills such as soldering and coding software. By using this opportunity at bluestamp, I an one step closer to becoming a engineer. What’s next is coming back, learning more skills, and building more projects. Maybe even building projects at home and taking another step towards my future in engineering.

Final Milestone

Code for Iron Man Arc Reactor

#define PIN 6

// Parameter 1 = number of pixels in strip
// Parameter 2 = Arduino pin number (most are valid)
// Parameter 3 = pixel type flags, add together as needed:
// NEO_KHZ800 800 KHz bitstream (most NeoPixel products w/WS2812 LEDs)
// NEO_KHZ400 400 KHz (classic ‘v1’ (not v2) FLORA pixels, WS2811 drivers)
// NEO_GRB Pixels are wired for GRB bitstream (most NeoPixel products)
// NEO_RGB Pixels are wired for RGB bitstream (v1 FLORA pixels, not v2)
// NEO_RGBW Pixels are wired for RGBW bitstream (NeoPixel RGBW products)
Adafruit_NeoPixel strip = Adafruit_NeoPixel(60, PIN, NEO_GRB + NEO_KHZ800);

// IMPORTANT: To reduce NeoPixel burnout risk, add 1000 uF capacitor across
// pixel power leads, add 300 – 500 Ohm resistor on first pixel’s data input
// and minimize distance between Arduino and first pixel. Avoid connecting
// on a live circuit…if you must, connect GND first.

void setup() {
// This is for Trinket 5V 16MHz, you can remove these three lines if you are not using a Trinket
#if defined (__AVR_ATtiny85__)
if (F_CPU == 16000000) clock_prescale_set(clock_div_1);
// End of trinket special code

strip.begin();; // Initialize all pixels to ‘off’

void loop() {
// Some example procedures showing how to display to the pixels:
colorWipe(strip.Color(255, 0, 0), 50); // Red
colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 255, 0), 50); // Green
colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 0, 255), 50); // Blue

The Iron Man Arc Reactor 2.0 is now with a 3D printed case and a 3.7 volt battery and a Boost converter where there are no wires attached to your arms just simply to fit in hand .I added the case to make more advanced and more complete then the first version which was made by hand and it looked more like a draft then the complete version.The boost converter and 3.7 volt battery replaced the mopower battery because it had a wire connected and it was in your pocket with this version it helps you make the choice to hold it in your hand sew it to your clothes and etc you can show it off to your friends can wear it as a new fashion design or wear it at comic con maybe make some improvements of your own.The boost converter helps change the 3.7 volts into 5 volts to help power the Arduino nano and the the neopixel ring to turn on the iron man arc reactor. Every device is vital and plays a role in the arc reactor.

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Second Milestone

Blustamp Summer program
The assembly of the Iron Man Arc Reactor took a lot of soldering and coding to make it work.I had to solder wires together to the devices to make current flow possible and also coding the specific  instructions giving me by the websites I visited that specialized ‘  in Arduino  by that I had to copy the code and then paste the code in the Arduino IDE that I downloaded on my computer which then I had to set things like the port I was using the type of device I was using to upload this information. After that I plugged up the Arduino Nano to my computer verify the information and then upload the information to the Nano to help it light up into many colors on the Iron Man Arc Reactor. After that I had to secure the neo pixel ring which helps light up the Reactor in the  acrylic circle with hot glue then trace it around by its sides and the wires plugged up to it to make sure nothing the Iron Man Arc Reactor is loose. I made it attached to my hand and replaced the battery due to making it more presentable and the last devices like the Arduino Trinket burning out due to me making a mistake and switching the battery the wrong way making the positive connect to the positive and the negative connect negative which you shouldn’t do. By that mistake it short circuited my neo pixel ring it didn’t light up anymore which made me have to code again and replace both battery and neo pixel ring In order for the Arc Reactor to work Properly.

First Milestone

Today I completed my iron man arc reactor design comes with two big acrylic sheet circles and two small ones and a single bolt and nut to hold all the components together like a sandwich.The iron man reactor comes with a nano and a neo ring which helps with lighting display the neo ring comes in many colors such as blue,green,purple,red,and yellow.The nano helps power the neo ring by three wire connecting them together.The green wire connects the hole on the neo ring named IN connects to the hole in the nano named Digital 6 or D6.The red wire connects the hole in the neo ring named u+ to the hole on the trinket Named 5v which stands for 5 volts .Lastly the blue wire connects the hole in the neo ring Named G to the hole in the trinket Named GND which starts for ground. This helps power the neo ring and help with the lighting also the arduino Ide which is a code system that tells the nano and neo ring to do to function properly it helps upload information and scan for errors which was important for the iron arc reactor to be built.

Starter Project

For my starter project, I completed the binary blaster. The way its functions exactly like a game .Binary works by using Base 2 by using only 0 and 1 while we only use base ten which is 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 binary only use two numbers so people don’t get confused with the symbols in technology sources such as computers.The binary blaster was a work of art that I was proud and glad I built in the bluestamp program. The binary blaster is use for people to help them learn more about binary while also having fun a balance of both learning and having fun will engage people play the game. Binary is a set of numbers 0 and 1 use to tell if its on and off found all electronic devices and its used to store data so binary is key in electronic devices .The microcomputer in the game is used to store data , the resistors reduce circuit  flow, the batteries is the power source of the game, the leds are used for lighting up the game and are use as buttons so the player can interact with binary blaster ,and the rest is used for power and sound.

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