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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!
 
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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)

TOOLS

Dremel Rotary Tool
Tweezers
Screwdivers
Scalpel
Pliers

Step 2: Small Pincers

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I combined a damaged plastic robot pincer with the footing of another toy for kids. I will install it on the bottom of the fan.

Step 3: Opening the Fan

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I removed the front cover of the fan, so I can install the bottom pincer and the following parts (arms and head), using nuts and bolts and making holes in the respective place, using the Dremel.
sunshiine11 months 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!
sunshiine
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine11 months 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 Faiz11 months ago
YOU ARE RIGHT! Thanks Muhaiminah!
I don't get it but I love it
M.C. Langer (author)  Christian McBane12 months 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.
bob303012 months 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)  bob303012 months ago
Thanks Bob!!! :-)
petercd12 months 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)  petercd12 months ago
Thanks Peter, but M.C. Langer doesn't glue things on things. M.C. Langer screws things on things! :-)