Man proposes to girlfriend with an arc reactor

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Thinking long and hard about how to propose to his girlfriend, [Ed] hit upon a great idea: use an arc reactor as the ring box, with enough LED lights to outshine all but their love, and servos to present the ring and tug at the heartstrings.

[Ed] set about giving his now-fiancé from his arc reactor heart by building a simple circular arrangement of adafruit RGB LED strip and an Arduino. There are two modes for this arc reactor: a light up mode that simply looks awesome, and a ‘ring mode’ that uses two servos to open the front cover and bring the engagement ring into view.

After [Ed]’s fiancé said yes, the cover in the center of the arc reactor closes for its continued use as a desk ornament. You can check out [Ed]’s proposal contraption in action after the break.

18 thoughts on “Man proposes to girlfriend with an arc reactor

  1. I thought you were going to say: shoot your girlfriend in the chest with metallic fragments then offer her the life saving arc reactor only if she marries you.

    1. My girlfriend said no the first time I proposed because I’m too ugly.

      Then I tried this trick…

      She refused the reactor. Anyone needs a spare arc reactor? Barely used mint condition, will trade for correctly mixed beauty potion.

  2. Awesome Build..The catch was the servo-ring mechanism.. Better attach High Voltage Shock Circuit that gets turned on if the Ring is not picked up in a certain time..Its like saying- “You Rejected Me? Now face my Wrath! ”
    :D

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