This is fun science project that is cheap and you learn a little bit and you get to power your USB device!
How cool is that!?
I hope you like it. Please vote for me.
Step 1: Unplug Everything From the Wall and Prepare to Be BLOWN AWAY!
Get off the grid!
Step 2: Get These Parts...
Computer fan $14
MintyBoost kit $19.50 (www.adafruit.com/product/14)
Step 3: Connect the Parts
2 wires! Just hook em up!
The MintyBoost will get it's power from the fan and control the output to a USB device.
You will get 500 amps at 5 V out if you put the wind into the MintyBoost.
(We do think you could do this with a transistor for less money but the MintyBoost has all the parts and connection for the USB. Just so you know, we don't work for the MintyBoost people!)
Step 4: Plug in Your USB Device.
Step 5: Get Some Wind, Dude!
I made a mount for the car window and cushioned it with tape so it wont hurt the window, but SEE OUR VIDEO to get more ideas. It says it all!