Introduction: Make a Soldering Fume Extractor.

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This instruct able will show you a simple and easy way of keeping your body safe from soldering fumes!

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

1 cardboard box (about double the size of your fan) ( width should be triple the width of your fan)
1 case fan
1 USB male header (with about a foot of cord)

1 carbon filter (as big as box or fan holes)

1 ac or dc adapter for power supply(voltage need to should match)

It costed me 0$ because I salvaged it all.

Step 2: Tools Needed

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Soldering iron
Solder (I use Rausin core because others will deteriorate the electronics you solder)
Screw driver
Wire stripper

Step 3: Begin Building!

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Prepare your box by cutting out 2 circles on both sides of the box. The circles should be the size of the fan itself and not the outer casing.

Step 4: Mounting the Fan.

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Then match up the holes with the fan and the metal screening over each other perfectly. Then screw your screws in.

Step 5: USB Male

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Now, you want to take your male header and cut off you desired length. Make sure you cutting off the female side! Inside there may be some wire and foil and a green and white wire. You can get rid of those we don't need them for this project.

Step 6: Soldering

Then solder the red wire from the male header connected to the red wire on the fan same with the black wire.


If you want you can add electrical tape to the two connections of the fan and the cord. Then a very important thing is to add a carbon filter to the back hole, the carbon filter should be the size of the hole or bigger! You can get carbon filters at a fish or pet store or online. Just accessorize it the way you want! YOUR DONE!


jhodso (author)2014-07-06

It hasn't even been a full week since this post so thats would be impossible.

jtaylor115 (author)jhodso2014-07-20


phodso (author)2014-07-06

This took me 2 months!

jhodso (author)2014-07-02

Thanks for the advice guys I fixed it up and put a carbon filter into my own fan. Thanks, again!

halrammah (author)jhodso2014-07-05

you're welcome

phodso (author)2014-07-02


halrammah (author)2014-07-02

this does nothing to protect the body
as a professional after about an hour worth of work the whole room smells like solder
so an advice you should add a charcoal or a carbon filter to the back
great 'ible well done

craftclarity (author)2014-07-02

Important piece of kit, that. Everyone who does electronics work needs one of these.

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