Only a few days before I left the AiR program, Randy brought an old Honeywell electric fan, and started to talk:

"This is my old fan. It's not the big deal. It's white. Blows air. And it's dirty. It's just a fan. I want it to still be a fan, but with more attitude.

Please M.C. Langer, PIMP MY FAN!"

After criticizing the obvius defects of the fan (white, dirty, just a fan), I took it to the shop, and then I started to work. With so little time, I could transform the fan into this fancy junkbot. But I know maybe one day, Randy will install some kind of Arduino-based psycho-frakulator for keeping away people from his lab.

Or, at least, some cool lights!

Step 1: Materials

If you want to pimp your fan, the first thing you need is a fan (duh!). And get all the plastic trash and e-waste you can. It's very complicated you can make the same one I made, but you can make a better one!

So, the materials are:
1 Fan
All the plastic trash you can get
4in x 5/8in mending braces
Corner braces inside L (2in. x 5/8in.)
corner braces inside L (1in. x 1/2in.)
Nuts, screws and bolts
Iron washers
Superglue (cyanoacrylate)


Dremel Rotary Tool
sunshiine1 year ago
M.C. Langer doesn't glue things on things. M.C. Langer screws things on things! :-)
I had to chuckle about your comment. I know someone else who screws everything down! Awesome project as always! Thanks for sharing!
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks to you, Sunshiine!! :-)
Very creative, as always! the coolest fanobot (fan+robot) I've ever seen. u can also make a robot voice by speaking into the fan :D sounds fun!
M.C. Langer (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
YOU ARE RIGHT! Thanks Muhaiminah!
I don't get it but I love it
M.C. Langer (author)  Christian McBane1 year ago
Thanks Christian!

I know a joke stops being funny if you explain it, but there is a MTV show named "Pimp my Ride", where Xzibit takes the old and ugly car of somebody and transforms it into a super car, "Fast & Furious" style.
bob30301 year ago
Sweet, great job making this fan cool in both form and function! I'd like to see what you could do with a VW beetle and a couple of T2 terminator robots! Thanks for posting!
M.C. Langer (author)  bob30301 year ago
Thanks Bob!!! :-)
petercd1 year ago
Nice, lots of creativity going on there... you could have saved a lot of time and work if you'd just glued a cpu fan on the front. :)

Then it woulda been "Yo Dawg, I heard you like fans so I put a fan on your fan so you can chill while you chill."
M.C. Langer (author)  petercd1 year ago
Thanks Peter, but M.C. Langer doesn't glue things on things. M.C. Langer screws things on things! :-)