The PortaFan is a personal hand held device that was essentially created for anyone who was feeling overwhelmed on a hot summer day. I was inspired to make this when I realized the conditions of my home country, Pakistan. There, power comes and goes throughout the days of summer, but mostly goes, this basically means that there is no A/C or fans to cool us down during the sunny days. Recognizing that many other countries near the border like this, experience similar conditions, my team and i realized to find a solution.
Step 1: The Body and the Motor
Obtain a cylinder like rod (plastic, metal, anything sturdy) to use for the body. Acquire a small motor attached to blades of a fan. Using strong adhesive (hot glue), merge the motor onto the rod at one end and let it dry f r some time.
Step 2: The Power Source
On the polar end, merge a triple A battery (or other battery with minimal voltage) onto the body of your device. U could use glue for this part as well, yet in our case we used electrical tape. Your outcome will be the same.
Step 3: Optional But Recommended
It is likely that you will come to realize that the part of your wire which attaches to the bottom of the battery is too short. Do not worry for there is a simple solution. Acquire an other piece of wire that is about the same width as the original, and remove the ends of their coating. Intertwine the two parts of the wires and now you have a longer wire.
Step 4: The Wiring
With the motor’s wiring, tape the negative charge end to the bottom of the battery (+). The positive wire should lay nearby, but not on the negative end of the battery (facing closest to the motor)
Step 5: The Functionality
To activate the PortaFan, slide the positive wire onto the negative end of the battery to commence the flow of energy
Step 6: The End
Congratulations! Add a frame if necessary and customize as you wish. To add a button, simply attach the positive wire to a button and above the negative end of the battery!