By no means is this an original idea. I just took ideas from other Instructables and did my own.
Spring is here and my office gets hot. Years ago I had read into this concept on Instructables where a bin with ice is placed with fans above it to move the cool air. Instead of trying to cool down my whole place and getting an expensive bill, I want to just make my office manageable.
I also just realized that I had all the parts laying around. Everything was discarded by other people. So hooray for recycling or upcycling or whatever we want to call it.
-Fans from a usb powered laptop cooling pad, Targus brand.
-Plastic case from a Japanese seaweed snack. The plastic case was discarded by a local Japanese grocer.
Step 1: Cutting the holes.
The usb wire on the laptop cooling pad had broke so naturally someone threw it away. First steps was to disassemble the pad and remove the fans. This was pretty easy as there was just a stretchy fabric to cut off and a few screws to remove.
Placing the fans on the lid of the snack bin I drew holes to cut out with an exacto knife.