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.
Placing the fans on the lid of the snack bin I drew holes to cut out with an exacto knife.
Step 2: Wiring the fans
One fan is facing down while the other is facing up. This creates the air flow within the bin.
I then hot glued the fans and the wires down and it was done. From original thought to finished product it took me an hour and a half.
With ice placed in the bin air flows out nice and cool. It does an okay job for a small personal space.
Instead of using a USB port now I plugged it into my solar charger, which works great.