VIDEO OF FAN IN ACTION
Summer Airsoft games can be really hot! Especially when there is no wind. If your anything like me you wish that those little gusts of wind would last forever. Thats why in this build i put a high power 5v fan in my mask. This mod makes a world of a difference and makes your entire mask cool and eleminates all fog caused by sweat.This is also cheaper and more effective than those 40$ fan kits that dont do much. (I HAVE BOUGHT THEM AND THEY ARE VERY BAD) This build cost under 10$.
Step 1: Supplies You Will Need
-Electrical tape ( 1.29$ )
-Soldering "third hand"(already owned)
-Solder (already owned)
-Heat shrink tubing (1.00$)
-Wire cutters (already owned)
-Zip ties (.04$ a piece)
-Copper wires if needed (already owned)
-60mm x 60mm fan (5.00$)
-Battery housing with switch (1.25$)
-Mask for use
ELECTRONICS PURCHASED FROM JAMECO
Step 2: Small Fans = Small Airflow
cooling your face but they are a great anti fog!
Step 3: Solder Your Fan to Your Power Supply
No resistors or regulators are needed since the voltage is only 1v over the voltage of the fan. If your power supply exceeds 10v then you should use a 7805. With this build all you need to do is put in new batteries when you notice a drop in power.
Also do not use a 12v fan unless you have a power supply of 12v. For example if you use a 9v battery for a 12v fan the battery may overheat and die on you.
Note: Make sure to use as little wire as possible for a clean look!
Step 4: Attach the Fan to the Lower Half of the Mask
Step 5: Find a Place for Your Battery to Go
The part of the headstrap that makes contact with your head has a rubber grip which holds the mask very firmly in place
Step 6: Secure Your Wires
Step 7: Sand Down Sharp Zip Tie Edges and Enjoy Your New Mask!
Enjoy your fog free, super cool mask!