Why settle for traditional proposals when you can hit it out of the proverbial ballpark? While the Arduino board has made its way into a wide variety of things, this may well be one of the more charming usages of the open-source computing platform.
A guy named Ed recently made use of the Arduino and enough LED lights to make any festive-minded decorator swoon with delight to create this arc reactor ring box. Why? Because his then-girlfriend had apparently nicknamed him Tony Stark after he developed a simple arc reactor prop replica for his desk. Now, everyone say, "D'awww!"
As pointed out by Hack A Day, Ed's arc reactor sports two modes: a 'light-up' mode that simply functions as a show of awesomeness and a 'ring mode' which makes use of servos to move the front cover so as to reveal the engagement ring underneath.
Needless to say, Ed's fiancé said yes.
This story, "Guy proposes to girl with arc reactor; heart-shaped boxes are too last year" was originally published by TechHive.