Introduction: DIY Air Conditioner
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The story: We have a so hot summer here. We live in a rental house so i can't install a factory AC (and it's expensive too) I started to search for something which can help cooling our rooms and i finally found this "cooling box".
All of the parts for this project cost me 30$ and hopefully this is really working!!!
It can't beat a standard wall mounted AC but it can help to decrease the temperature from hot to tolerable!
Step 1: Watch the Video First!
The hole making process was 15 minutes! Really!!!
Step 2: #1
A bought a styrofoam box which is made for deliver meals.
The box's size depends on you every following parts can be adaptable for the size of the box.
Step 3: #2
I got a regular fan. This is 30 cm/12" nearly. I suggest to get as bigger as your box can accept!
Step 4: #3
Set apart the fan we will use the first cover cage in the next step.
Step 5: #4
Put the cage to the top of the box and draw around with a sharpie.
Step 6: #5
Next come the 3 pipe heads. Draw them around as well.
Step 7: #6
This is the expected result!
Step 8: #7
Take a knife i used a Swiss Army Knife but you can use anything what you familiar to.
Cut a little bit smaller the hole to get a flat surface for the cage cover.
Step 9: #8
Do the same with the 3 pipe holes but now you can cut exactly on the marks!
Step 10: #9
Again this is the expected result!
Step 11: #10
Take the fan and the pipes then put everything in its place!
Step 12: #11
Here it is :)
This will be the final now the only left thing is to try it and see is it really works?
Step 13: Test
I took the hole box to my son's room it's 15 m2/160ft2.
The starting temperature was 28.2 C/ 82.8 F.
Loaded the box with some soda bottle filled with ice then put back the fan and started it.
Step 14: Result
After circa 40 minutes the temperature decreased 1 celsius.
It's amazing :)
I think it can't frozen the room but make it more liveable on a hot summer day.
Step 15: The End
So this was so inspiring for me and i think if i load the box with more iced soda bottle and let it runs for more time i get even better results!
More is better than less :))
I suggest everybody to give it a try!!!
Thanks for your attention and see you next time with another interesting instructable ;)
That's the ShiftyWay :)
Step 16: Don't Forget to Check Out the Video!
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