Introduction: DIY Mini Air Conditioner
In this Instructable I will show you have to make your own mini air cooler with houshold items.
Step 1: How Does It Work?
An air conditioner works by pulling hot air inside a container, cool it down and then push the cold air out. This is the main difference from an ordinary fan that simply moves air, instead of cooling it down.
Step 2: Materials
- 12V computer fan
- 12V AC adapter
- Hot glue
- Cutting knife
Step 3: Start Building!
Take your container, a milk package works great, and cut an opening for the computer fan. Put the fan as far away from the exhaust as possible. This will ensure optimal cooling effect once we add the ice.
Step 4: Glue the Fan in Place
I like to use hot glue for these types of projects. You do not want leaks, make sure to seal all gaps. Except the exhaust obviously.
Step 5: Optional: Solder on a Connector
Why would you want to do this? You can make it portable! Simply unplug the AC adapter and connect the fan to a 12V battery, such as a 3S Lipo.
Step 6: Add the Ice
Step 7: How Effective Is It?
You too hate loud fans blowing on you? A computer fan is made to be very quiet! This makes it perfect to use while reading, at front of the computer or any other place you don't want to be disturbed.
Start temp: 22°C or 71.6F
End temp: 15°C or 59F
Step 8: Enjoy
I like to use mine while editing videos or playing games as the computer heats up the room.
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what do we do when the ice melts? (if you answered thanks!)
I used those freezing gel packs, so there's just a tiny bit of water accumulation. When they do thaw, I toss them in the freezer and get a couple more out to keep the cool coming.
I have a ppt on this project