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)

fan blade

soldering iron - solder

hot glue (super glue works better but is a pain to deal with)

switch (optional)

usb port thing

wire cutters

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.