unfortunatly due to my A.D.D i didnt take very many pictures during the build so ill do my best to describe what i didnt take pictures of..
Small clippers capable of cutting nails
Drill bits (sizes Vary)
Clamps or a very steady helping hand.
Soldering Gun (optional but recomended)
Electrical Tape or Heat Shring Rap. (or both)
Sand paper (optional)
Spray Paint (optional) - less than ($2)
Wood Glue (optional
Small Nails ( I had these laying around )
Nuts and bolts... no longer than 2 inches long and preferably thin enought to put through a pc case fans grill holes ( I had these laying around )
PCI slot tower computer cooling fan (I used the MADDOG brand) - ($ 12.98)
USB Cable - (I used an extra so i didnt spend any money on this.)
Decently lage peice of Masonite (Compressed Cardboard) 1/4 inch thick (the reason im using this wood is because its extremly light yet its timeconsuming to work with because if your not careful you will split the wood easily) ($4.98) for my 6 by 6 piece.
Step 1: First Cut the Wood
I made mine 16 inches Long by 12 high but you may choose diff depending on the size of your laptop.
Be smart and cut the long peices for the sides the same size at the length of the box but make sure to make the side for the hight of your box 1/2 inch longer because the wood is a quarter inch thick and you need to compansate for the extra length due to the side panels that run along the length of the box... if you dont understand now you will when you mess up and have to cut the pieces agian... ( i made this mistake.) make your box about 2 inches this so that you have room for your internal pci slot fan...
Step 2: Cut a Hole in the Top Peice
Use a hole cutting drill bit
Step 3: Wire Your Fan Read Carefully
its pretty simple.. just strip the red and black wire to the fan aswell as the round cable for the USB then find the red and black on it... Solder the black to black and red to red... BUT FIRST DRILL A HOLE IN ONE OF THE SIDE PANELS AND RUN THE WIRE THROUGH IT!!! then solder the wires together... look at the image for a better idea of where the wire should go through... (this will vary dependingon where your USB connections are on your laptop.
Step 4: Nail the Two Long Sides on to the Top Piece
Step 5: Nail the Back Piece On....
(save the sides that run the hight way for last because you have to still mount the pci slot fan to one of the sides)
Step 6: Nail on the Hight Sides
Next Flatten out the part of the usb fan grill that is bent and drill holes in both sides so that you can bolt it to the other side of the box.... you have to use a jigsaw to cut the square out of the side for the pci slot fan grill so the air will blow out of the box.... (your fan should already be wired to the other side and run throught the half completed box...)
Use the pictures below for referance..
The first picture specifies what area of the fan needs bent
Second picture is to show you how the square should be cut for the grill to blow air out.
The third shows the handle i made on the usb cable side
and the fourth is a diagram for help..
Step 7: The Final Product
and this is what i got..