My project is also uploaded on the website in English, but it was designed and completed in China, so I think it should be uploaded on the Chinese website once so that more Chinese friends can see it.


As I was looking through my junk laying around the room I noticed the old USB cooler fan which I have no use for. Then I thought of what I could possibly use it for and I remembered of the magnetic stirrers I have seen used in chemical labs. Unsurprisingly the idea to use a CPU cooler fan to make a stirrer wasn't new and already existed on many online DIY websites, but I decided to make it anyway to show how electronics can be reused in other fields.


CPU cooler fan 5V


2 magnets to mount on the fan

2-4 round magnets or 1 magnet stir bar

Glue gun

Various non-metal materials for a case

Container (e.g. plastic cup)

Step 1: Take apart the fan from protection case

First I took apart the housing to get the fan itself. It is a standard 5V fan with a USB power supply; if necessary you can also use batteries to power it.


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