So I live with my cousin in Oregon, and the apartment complex doesn't have any type of air conditioning units in the apartments. We went to Goodwill and Salvation Army trying to find a good (working) air conditioner that didn't hum like a typical fan (i have a thing against loud fans, don't ask) and came back empty handed. I went to my trusty Instructables.com (yes, you all may take a bow) and searched out DIY air conditioners, and came back with http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12V-Air-Conditioner---Cheap-and-easy!/
(shout-out to CameronSS). Now, it's not gonna be used in a car, but in an apartment, so some ingenuity goes a long way to a cooler place.
Small notice: I will be as discriptive as i can, but this 'ible is a free-for-all type design. What I mean is, the container you use will determine the fan size, type, and amount of extra stuff/cutting you'll need. Also, this is now done This is the edit. This second fan IS be the main photo source for this project. I didn't think about writing an 'ible until AFTER i finished up. Sorry :)
Now, onwards to the meaty bits after the jump