Build your own Pico-powered Iron Man Arc Reactor

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Use publicly available STL design files to create your own Iron Man Arc Reactor (find them here on printable)! Via Raspberrypi.com

Tasked with making us look fancy at our first trip to SiliCon with Adam Savage, our Maker in Residence, Toby, whipped up multi-coloured lightsabers, mini robots, and a Pico-powered Arc Reactor. We were inundated with requests to share the build details, so Toby dutifully produced a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial to show you how to make your very own Arc Reactor. Just in time for Halloween.

Toby’s full tutorial is, by design, exponentially more grown-up than my blogs in tone, so a lot of his SNL‑worthy jokes were self-censored. I saved my favourite one, though, and present it to you here, for adulation:

“Raspberry Pi Pico is an affordable, robust, and compact microcontroller built using RP2040, Raspberry Pi’s own silicon, making it the perfect choice for this project. Wait a minute: Affordable? Robust? Compact? — ARC! Perhaps Raspberry Pi is the real-life Stark Industries!”

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