Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- Small sized cylinder container. I used a plastic protein shake container.
- Plastic water bottle
- Battery - mine is a 6V NiMH rechargeable battery from a RC truck.
- Fan from a computer
- A few small screws
- Electrical tape
- Ice packs
- X -acto blade, Razor
Step 2: Cut Holes In Lid and Container
Next you want to take your water bottle and trace an outline of the bottom of it onto your container.At this point you want to go ahead and cut out the bottom and top of your bottle, as well as the hole that you traced into your container. Go ahead and put the bottle into the hole and tape in into place.
Step 3: Hook your Battery and lid On
Depending on the lid you may have to attach it back on somehow, fortunately mine was able to still screw on and off of the container which comes in handy. To hook the battery to the fan I just use some electrical tape to hold the wires from the fan to the battery leads. Again I am doing it this way to keep it simple so that anyone can do this and not have any problems with it.
Step 4: Fill with Ice Packs and Enjoy
Now all that is left to do after filling it with the ice packs and ice is to hook the fan up to the battery and enjoy the nice refreshing cool air of your new mini cold air fan. I hope someone out there enjoys this. As with any of my instructables all comments and criticism are welcomed and wanted. Now save some of those plastics from a landfill and build you some mini cold air fans.