Introduction: Sucrets Tin Fume Extractor

Using the instructions on the MAKE blog (04/2008) I made this portable fume extractor for soldering. Works great at close proximity (2 inches). Note: I didn't screw down the voltage regulator, just stuffed it in the side. (There's a better quality video on Vimeo, but for some reason, instructables wouldn't accept it.)


jwoo2023 (author)2011-04-21

would a paper towel work as a filter?

yousuffarooq (author)jwoo20232011-05-10

no not at all

jwoo2023 (author)yousuffarooq2011-05-12

oh, is it dangerous?

yousuffarooq (author)jwoo20232011-05-12

It might be I am not so sure but you don't need a filter I found that it is sometimes worse to use one
so don't put in a filter

yousuffarooq (author)2011-05-10

I used one 9v battery instead of 2 because the fan will run a little bit slower and that worked realy well

beehard44 (author)2010-08-22

why not stick with 18v? showed you can up the voltage with no problem at all

linkz601 (author)2010-08-09

would the size of the fan determine how many inches away its going to suck in?

stexmetalac07 (author)2010-03-06

Made it, works like a charm :D thanks for the scheme :)

kindn3ss (author)2009-08-07

you Marc are so smart and great with this little project. Let me ask you something - what is the point of that voltage item? Why do you need to reduce the voltage from 18 to 12? Why not make batteries with 12 voltage? :) Just wondering as I'm not really familiar with all these electronics, and yeah - I'm really curious to start doing something. Thanks for the video. Marius.

knektek (author)kindn3ss2009-11-21

there are 12v batteries out there on ebay for £1 each and they are about the size of a aa battery and they consist of button cell batteries.

fallenspirit123 (author)2009-01-10

Haha I have GOT to get some of those "I AM NOT A BOMB" stickers!!! and great job but I would have put the switch on the side so I don't have to worry about accidentally shorting its leads

zoozie (author)2008-12-28

lol :) "I am not a bomb" very nice.. i would think though that if it gets knocked around to much the switch or the fan might get bypassed if two wire touch...

wurx (author)2008-12-27

You made my day, thanks! (marc)

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