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Step 7: Other Parts

Picture of Other Parts
Well not much left now except a few fans, the power switch and LEDs, a few PCI cards and some cables.

Fans
These are quite handy just to have lying around incase one in your proper computer packs up.

1. Hook it up to batteries
If you live in a area where it sometimes gets hot, these are very useful. Hook it up to a 9v battery or wire it up to  USB power

See HERE
OR
See HERE (Battery Powered)

2.Make a hover craft
Isn't exactly the next age of personal transport but its a start. But don't use x3 9v battery's only use
one.

See HERE

3.Make a air filter
Not a bad idea...

See HERE

4.Make a better air filter
Better but a bit more complicated

See HERE

5.Rav them Out!

See HERE

6. Emergency-Fan-Power-Unit

See HERE

Power Switch And LED'S
They can't be really reused in a cool fashion but are useful as switches in other projects.

 
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CrimsonXLR1 year ago
What I did with an old fan was wired to an old cell phone charger. It works great to keep something like a router cool or what ever it is you need a fan on.
beat_mixa4 years ago
I made a smoke extractor fan outta some garden hose taped to half a coke bottle, with the computer fan taped onto the bottom of it. good times.
not a bad idea
i'm gonna try it
ursostupid3 years ago
Seriously no offense, but its voila not walla. It's french. Great Instructable though.. I love it. I'm using my fan and my hard drive.