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A hack with some simple things, has some practical uses, totally open project. Feel free to be creative. Oh and if im retarded and u wanna complain or whatever hit me at d_j_M_R_R@hotmail.com being has it this is my first instructable.
 
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Step 1: Gather Stuff

Materials i used:
Wire stripper
9v battery
poster putty
old 2 pin 80mm 12v dc compy fan
Blank Cd Case of course
Dremmel
Exacto Knife
Pen
4 1 1/4 drywall screws or 1 inch should work fine
4 erasers...the cheap little thing kinds
Duct Tape
4 gold snap things, the stuff used in kindergarten to make paper jointed creatures
2 paper clips
2 conductor wire or whatever

And thats pretty much it

Step 2: Cutting hole

Cutting a hole in the top of the cd case is probably the toughest to do out of the project

K outline it with a fan girll or something
a circle
then grab x-acto
scrap over it and all
then start to add pressure
then cut

Step 3: Attach things

Grab dry wall screws
hand drill through plastic

OH quick btw / bactrack if you got a lot of rough edges in the hole use a dremmel w/ a sand bit to file down

Screws should hold fan fine

flip over top and add erasers on screw ends for elimation of the pointyness

Step 4: Attach more stuff

K grab 9v battery stick poster putty on bottom and stick on top of middle of grill

Then strip some wire and cut some of 2 conductor, 6 inches is plenty

Then strip and cut off end on 2 pin ball bearing fan connector
then braid wire

rember black is negative red and white are positive make sure witres when assembled on ghetto switch line up right
k-man8 years ago
what does cooling do to the cd's? does it just keep their quality?
Ian01 k-man8 years ago
CDs breathe passively, like insects. They need air movement or they can't breathe. This fan will prevent your CDs from suffocating.
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now that i got that out of my system. what about a soldering fume arrestor. get some dryer hose and duct tape or zip ties and run the hose to a vent fan in your house.
Yea i kept poking holes in the top of the case and they would always go bad.
zachninme Ian018 years ago
lol!
Dr.Bill5 years ago
Hay I just saw this. I put my beer in it and it stays cool by evaporation!
i22yb6 years ago
Why not just take the lid off the case?
djmrr (author) 6 years ago
Yeah...I must have been high when I made this...the oh so many months ago that I posted it...I enjoy plants...sometimes...especially the green ones hahaha
c6h12o66 years ago
Am I high? Its a CD preservation vacuum to prevent CD flesh eating Escherichia Coli population explosion. Good. Now I can Sleep safe! :-)
cotton6 years ago
perfect for sucking air off of the cpu
:-\ im confused! What does this do? just keep blank cds cool 4 some reason??? (my pc room is in a cool basement, how would this benefit me...?)
Stevolution7 years ago
how many batterys per week would you go through? Too many.
lemonie7 years ago
Should be powered otherwise, e.g. USB. I can't see where the air exits the case, or how it ventilates other than the top CD? Does this have a serious purpose?
djmrr (author) 8 years ago
Umm yeah thats basically it: Add some resistors...keep it from draining maybe prac uses: summer heat issues maybe dk hoorah for my first crappy instructable peace
Toulouse djmrr7 years ago
this could be applied to the side of a computer case that desperately needs a blowhole. the blank cd cylinder part could contain some sort of dust filter for the thing ( i dunno , just thinking of ideas other than keeping blank cd's cool )
Ian017 years ago
I used to make switches like that...
crapflinger7 years ago
....finally someone has addressed the growing issue of blank cd mistreatment...i had petitioned the aspca for years about this but they woudln't listen.... pretty low quality here...but at least it's not usb powered or made of k-nex
camscam7 years ago
I dont get it..
GoatBoy8 years ago
You can make it into a cheap, small air filter by cutting holes in the sides and covering them with air conditioner filter material found at hardware stores.
Maybe use Dryer Sheets and rubber bands as the filter material ..
rnx8 years ago
why not coat the blades with the cd and have this bling-bling fan :o
Great idea. I can see this being applied to ducting to make a cheap radial extractor fan (they ain't cheap). I'm going to try a variation out when I build a ventilated battery box for my solar powered shed.
brob8 years ago
so you wanna keep blank cd's cool? I'm confused
Scwounch brob8 years ago
Even if you did want to keep the blank CDs cool, your fan would probably burn out from trying to blow air into an enclosed cakebox. I like the swtich though—it's very diy.