Introduction: DIY Cooler
Wouldn't it be nice to have a cold beverage right next to you? In this project I will show you how to achieve this luxury by building a homemade cooler which decreases the temperature of your beverages down to 8 degree Celsius. Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Videos!
The two videos give you all the information you need to build something similar. For further reference see the following steps.
Step 2: Buy Your Parts!
Here is a list which contains the most important electronic parts for this build (affiliate links):
1x Arduino Nano: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dULoNXh
1x 2 Channel Relay Board: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dYKlm2b
1x DS18B20: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dYda47H
2x TEC1-12706 Peltier Modules: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_BfA3NXvN
2x CPU Heatsinks: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dTHbUfd
1x Arduino Nano: http://amzn.to/1VAMOeT
1x 2 Channel Relay Board: http://amzn.to/1VAMOeT
1x DS18B20: http://amzn.to/1VAMOeT
2x TEC1-12706 Peltier Modules: http://amzn.to/1VAMOeT
2x CPU Heatsinks: http://amzn.to/1VAMOeT
1x Arduino Nano: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...
1x 2 Channel Relay Board: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...
2x TEC1-12706 Peltier Modules: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...
2x CPU Heatsinks: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1...
Everything else (MDF, Styrofoam, brackets, hinges, bolts & nuts,.....) can be found in your next home improvement store.
Step 3: Build the Case!
Here you can find the measurement for my three layer case design. Feel free to build your own like this or get creative and change it in one way or another.
Step 4: Wire Up the Electronics!
Here you can download my Arduino Code and the schematic that I created during this project. If you build everything like it is described then there shouldn't occur any problem.
Step 5: Success!
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