What's the best way to create wind/air?

I'm looking for a controllable source of air/wind that is very responsive for an art project. I could take the air compressor route, but is too expensive and loud for my needs and fans aren't responsive enough and air pumps for fish tanks don't have enough power. Any thoughts?

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Attach a fan blade to a capacitor start motor. That gives you the volume of a fan with a very fast spin-up time. Otherwise the ducted fan route is the way to go.
AndyGadget8 years ago
A ducted fan? The fan would always be running but you would use a baffle to divert the airflow to where you wanted it, or away from the area completely.
Bellows ? Depends on your pressure/flow requirements
Bigev8 years ago