In summer, how to cool my laptop is always a big problem for me. My laptop is Y460 which has core i3 and HD 5650, so it is really hot when I am playing games on my computer. I have bought a laptop cooling pad, but I found it useless. The cooling pad can only decrease the temp of the CPU and GPU 3 to 5F, and I can’t satisfy with such bad effect. And I want to create a new way to make my laptop cooler.
The above picture shows what I made.
Though I only use this device myself, but I still like to keep the device as dedicate as possible.
In order to finish making this device, we need a aluminum shell, a centrifugal fan, a step-up power module and a self-locking button. And I find a great website to help me make this device. You can check this website here
This is the aluminum shell I choose. It is 8*9*3cm. What’s more I love the color very much.
This is the centrifugal fan I use. Its working voltage is 12v and the current is 0.2A.
Before making the pcb, I use the universal circuit board to test the circuit which can output 12v with the 5v input. The test circuit is showed above.
Then I draw the single layer pcb to make the circuit so small that I can put the circuit and centrifugal fan together into the shell.
Is it small enough?
After I got all the parts I listed before, I start to assembling the my device.
First of all, I need to put the self-locking button into the shell which has already been drilled by UFactory. Unfortunately I made a mistake in the size of button so I need to use the drill driver to make the hole bigger first.
Then I put the centrifugal fan and step-up power circuit into the shell and assemble the front and back plates. Like this.