Introduction: USB Fan
This is how to make your own awesome usb fan.
my first intractable so give suggestions :)
ummm... not liable for shorted out usb ports, broken computers, flying fan blades of doom or anything else people can get sued for :)
overall... don't blow your self up.
Step 1: Supplies
tiny motor (I used a zip zap truck motor yellow one)
nail gun nails (or some flat conductor)
plastic or something flat and NOT a conductor (thats cuttable)
soldering iron - solder
hot glue (super glue works better but is a pain to deal with)
usb port thing
some kind of knife (to cut the plastic)
Step 2: Cut Plastic
First cut the plastic to the shape of a usb port.
I used a flash drive to get the right shape
Step 3: Nails
seperate the nails into 2 groups of 2 nails
cut the nails down to size
Step 4: Glue Glue Glue
hot glue the nails and motor to the plastic
(optional) glue the switch to the side of the motor.
note you probably shouldn't have the outside metal of the motor hitting the nails.
Step 5: Solder Stuff
solder the- of the motor to the left set of nails
solder the+ of the motor to the right set of nails
(if you are using a switch put the +end of the motor to one side of the switch and the right set of nails to the other side of the switch)
Step 6: Plug It In
attach the fan blade
plug it in and watch it go.
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