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
M.C. Langer doesn't glue things on things. M.C. Langer screws things on things! :-) <br>I had to chuckle about your comment. I know someone else who screws everything down! Awesome project as always! Thanks for sharing! <br>sunshiine
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!
YOU ARE RIGHT! Thanks Muhaiminah!
I don't get it but I love it
Thanks Christian! <br><br>I know a joke stops being funny if you explain it, but there is a MTV show named &quot;Pimp my Ride&quot;, where Xzibit takes the old and ugly car of somebody and transforms it into a super car, &quot;Fast &amp; Furious&quot; style.
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!
Thanks Bob!!! :-)
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. :) <br> <br>Then it woulda been &quot;Yo Dawg, I heard you like fans so I put a fan on your fan so you can chill while you chill.&quot; <br>
Thanks Peter, but M.C. Langer doesn't glue things on things. M.C. Langer screws things on things! :-)

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Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technical Director and Technology Lead Teacher ... More »
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