Introduction: DIY Solder Fume Extractor Box

Today ima show you how to make one bute of a box!

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Step 1: Das Boxe

Das Boxe is very important step. First, find your self one hell of a box. Then trace out the outline of your fan with a sharpie, or preferably one of those Mr. Sketch™Scented markers, those were the bomb back in my day. Then take some scissors and cut out a nice big hole for the airs to go through. Next repeat that, but on the back side for the vent tubing (making this hole slightly smaller than the tubing to make a better seal and to hold it in place), and with another color Mr. Sketch™Scented marker obviously. Then I used hot glue to glue that there fan in place, though I would recommend using a long bolt and a NUT instead. Then shove that vent tubing through the hole so that it makes a relatively good seal...

Parts:

Box

12V 120mm fan

Vent Ducting

Mr. Sketch™ Scented Marker

Switch

12V Power adapter

Some sort of filter

A will to live (Hard to find btw)

Step 2: Das Electronicos

Next we shall wire it all up with the electronicos. Electronicos are kinda complicado so follow my steeps. First find yourself a 12Volter power adapter with at least ~500mA of currents. Mine here is a 12Volter 2Amper so it should do just fine. You know what they say, if it broke dont fix it. Next wire it up to 'the switch yall wanna use accordyion to the wiring diagram above, here I use a real pretty blue one I found while out huntin some gators.

Step 3: Whats a Filter?

Now if you look very, very closely at the image above you can tell that I ran out of different images. That big white fluffy thing is what we like to call in the good ol' US of Soviet Russia, a filter! Now that filter is in theory supposed to get rid of all dem nasty solder fumes, though it dont work all to well in practice, rip. Anyways if you wanna throw one of dem filters in there go ahead! And the last step it to close that boxer up and turn that baby on!

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-08-28

Nice design. I seriously need something like this for my soldering styation.

author

Thanks! Yeah its really useful, wish i had built it a while ago but ey you know what they say, if it broke dont fix it!

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