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Check this out. I screwed up my nerf gun while putting in two mods. I fixed it and now my gun shoots further than before.

Topic by Jesse041  


Ok I had an idea... Yesterday while I was taking processors off of motherboards.... I found a rather normal looking heat sink. and droped it on my hat. By now you have probably figured it out that I have a messy room and I want to make a cool(ing) hat. So I am thinking of running a little pump (very little) and fan off of 1-2 9v batteries. Some Kind of coolant (water) and a couple of prototypes And I will have a cooling hat.... (YES PEOPLE I REALIZE ITS WINTER!!! (where I live)) Any ideas ?

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 These are some reallly cool images i found on geekologie.con

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HI, I'm looking for cool science things to make EG: wind turbine that produces electricity.

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cool door?

Help me reproduce this door here look

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Cool Shirt

Hi there - wonderful minds! I am seeking some help here in creating a shirt that should sense the temperature or sweat and then itself sprays some coolant to cool off. Much useful in summer season ofcourse

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Cool tricks!

I was wondering if anyone has some neat tips or tricks that you would like to share. Example - You can use a toy electric motor as an electric generator, and as a speaker.

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Cool Gadget

This might be old news but I've just found this and thought it was a very nice thing .

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Hey Guys have you ever been on your computer and after a while, you get bored, and want to stay on your computer but don't know what to do! Well that's why i'm writing this. this happend to me a couple minutes ago so i came here to ask this: IF YOU HAVE ANY WEB SITES THAT WE CAN VISIT OR KNOW SOMETHING WE CAN DO ON OUR COMPUTERS WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO POST SOMETHING HERE AND TELL EVERYONE. So if its a game , software, a site etc.etc. tell us RICK,

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Where to get a peltier unit?

Hi, I live in palestine and I am making a cooling progect for school. I has thinking about where can I find a peltier unit at house? I need your help !fast!

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I need help with a THERMOELECTRIC COOLER project?

My project I would like to complete is a thermoelectric piece of turbo piping to cool on my friends drift car it needs to be able to run on a 12v battery .I am looking at buying a few of these building a square piece of turbo piping to put it in. I am still not quite sure exactly how it works. I am a Ford Technician, Ford uses them in the heated and cooled seats so they kinda explained how they work but they left quite a bit out. So a lil info or suggestions would be appreciated thanks. If I build it I'll be sure and put the build up on here.

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Laptop Cooling Question

I'm using a laptop-sized, vented, inverted vegetable tray to keep the laptop cool. It's quite effective even without any fans in this scorching heat. I added a CPU fan underneath ( 12 V, 0.42 A), and ran it off a USB cable from the laptop. The air is quite nice, but one thing I'm a bit worried is, when I touch the top of the laptop, it slightly vibrates constantly due to the fan underneath. Is that dangerous for the laptop? I'm planning to add another fan beneath the hard disk. The one I have now, is under the laptop's CPU fan. Another thing I would like to know is that, is it okay to run two fans of 042 A each, from two USB ports? Each USB port can supply 0.5 A max current. Running one fan off each port should be okay? But, today, the temperature was quite high in the afternoon, nearly 50 degrees! I'm thinking of buyin a readymade laptop cooler. One of these three cheap ones at ebay India:;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ac76128;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ab16af1#shId;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item414f6348b2 Please advise / comment. Regards, RS  

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DC toy motor as cooling fan

I used a dc toy motor to make a cooling fan. i made the connections to draw power using usb.but 3rd time when i plugged , the laptop didnt start. i called service centre and they said to replace motherboard. fortunately i had warranty. why this happens ?????

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Can one cool air with a bicycle pump?

Here is the thing. I'm going on a 5 day trip and I'm taking a cool box with me. A cool box will only stay cold for half a day with ice in it. Compressed gas becomes cold when it expands, but buying cans of whatever gas and releasing them in the box is wasteful and expensive. Air out of the bicycle pump is kind of cold, but not near cold enough. How can I decrease the temperature coming out of the nozzle ? Or does someone have a better idea on how to turn muscle power into cool drinks.

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Keeping our troops in Iraq cool in the 104 degree weather

Any idea's of keeping our troops cool in Iraq? Temperature rises to 100's during the day. Seems our government only has more cumbersome vests with (the lightest) cooling motors of 6 pounds and from what I gather can only be used in a vehicle.

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Has anyone used underground piping before to cool a house?

I bought a 110 Victorian home in Middle Georgia and was studying about installing underground piping to help cool the house. Has anyone experimented with 5 inch PVC before underground to cool with? I took a study of temps in the house, attic and crawl-space to see if I pulled air from the crawl space, I could use that cool air to help circulate in the house to assist cooling. I found that the crawl-space was actually as close to the outside temp. It wouldn't help. I then studied using piping to put under ground about 3 feet and use a to-and-from push fans then tie it into the fan-only central heat and air system. I then wonderered if I would cause a positive preasure issue. I haven't tested it yet, but I think the ground temp is about 68 degrees constant if you go at least 3 feet deep! Any comments?

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how do I convert a cooling fan powered by a 'vehicle cigarette lighter'.

It's a simple cooling fan to used in my car - driven by plugging it into the cigarette lighter fitting of my car. 12 volt I assume. And I'd like to use it my home office as a cooling method for a server hard drives.

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I want a home cooling system effective for Temp. upto 46 centigrade.

I am in need of an effective and simple home cooling system to stand with outside temperature upto 45-47 degree centigrade. How an evaporative cooler can be made more effective. my email is

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green air cooler Answered

Is there a way of cooling the air without directly using electricity? using ice cubes or something. my power bill is already very scary

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can a 12v dc pc fan use a 16v dc adapter?

Can a 12v dc pc fan use a 16v dc adapter?

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Watercooling a PC with a central heating radiator?

So I'm completely new to water cooling, I own a closed loop cooler and I know the names of the water cooling parts and assembly, but I have no real experience. I presume it's possible to use a normal radiator as a passive radiator in a loop, but I've got a couple of questions. First, do I have to be worried about what the radiator and waterblocks are made of, are the metals important? Second, will I need a significantly more powerful pump than the standard D5? Thanks! P.S. the rad I had in mind is this   It's rated for 1505 BTU/hour, which equates to 441W, which is in theory plenty my PC (4670K, HD7850 which I'll probably upgrade in the near future) The reason for using this kind of radiator is because they're far cheaper and passive, although I suppose the increase in pump power may negate quietness of no fans. It's also more fun ;)

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laptop external fan placement question

I'm going to make a laptop stand/cooler, my question is should the fan blow air through the intake on the laptop or should I use the fan to help pull the air through the exhaust. I have a toshiba satellite and there is 1 intake and 2 exhaust(1 under and 1 on the side)

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Power supply cooling

I'm building a power supply for my cnc machine that gives off about 37volts at 8 amps, and 12 volts at 0.9 amps. All of the transformers are from radioshack (using 6 heavy duty, 25.2volts, 2 amps transformers, 4 in parallel giving off 25.2 vdc at 8 amps, and 2 12.6 volts in parallel. Together in series gives about 37 volts at 8 amps. using 1 25.2 volts 450mA transformer, center tapped) My case does not have enough room for proper cooling such as fans. My case is water tight though, should I fill it up with something like mineral oil to keep the transformers cool?

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power supply cooling

Normally I'm pretty good with electronics, but I need some help with this problem. I'm building a power supply for a cnc machine and I need help designing a circuit to power fans when it's over a certain temperature. Here's some things it needs: 1) 12 volts supply (easy with a transformer and filtering it) 2) power fans when it reaches a certain temperature. 3) still keeps the fans on even though the rest of the system is off. 4) after the system if off and it's down to temperature then the transformer turns off, to save electricity and to not make it hot after a long time. If possible can someone draw up a schematic? Thanks in advance!

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Terrace Cooling System - Ideas

Hi, my name is Michael and I'm from Austria. Nowadays we have about 38°C (100°F). We have a Terrace which has a area of 33m² (355.21ft²). This terrace has a roof, which consists of polycarbonate plates. We have the problem that it is very hot on our terrace although we use awnings. Now I've discovered some ideas how i could cool down our terrace. The first one could be a water cycle, with a container and a pump. Then the pump could pump up the water. The water flows down the roof and flows back into the container. I don't know if this is a efficient way to cool down our terrace? The 2nd possibility I discovered is water mist. I found this video to show the principle: I don't know if it is possible to sit underneath the water mist without getting wet?? I just want some Ideas and oppinions. Maybe some of you have realized their own cooling system? I know how to program an Arduino and other microcontrollers and I am able to develop electronic circuits. So I think i have the basic knowledge for building such a system, but I can't decide which principle i should use? I am sorry for my bad english skills, but i hope that you can understand me.  Thanks in advance Mike

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Compact Active Body Cooling System

So I'm going to be making a full-body space armour type costume (Samus from Metroid Prime) eventually and I want to try to design an active cooling system that isn't too heavy, can be concealed within the costume, doesn't require too much replacing of coolant , and doesn't use obscene amounts of energy. I know the way it's done in commercial active cooling vests is that they run ice water through plastic tubes in a vest. The problem with this is that there is a big, huge tank of water with a big pump that the vest is tethered to and it needs to be plugged into an outlet. The way I'm thinking of doing it is by putting a network of copper wires in the garment I'll be wearing under the armour that lead to a cooling system in the back of the suit that, right now, I'm thinking will involve ice packs and/or a fan array. I feel like it might not work, so the alternative is to design a custom water or liquid cooling system. I'm planning on using lithium ion batteries for the cooling system and lights if I can. Any ideas or suggestions?

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What is a cheap quiet way to cool a room?

I just moved into a new room, its freaking hot, so I bought a cheap fan... it's not loud but enough to keep me up at night.

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How to cool my little workshop? Will this work

I have my workshop building i am trying to cool without spending a 1000.00 bucks. I havea small chest freezer forget the cubic feet but it is around 2 ft. by 3ft. in size. I was wondering if i fill 75 5 full of water and instal a coil of 100 feet of 3/8 copper tubing in a coil on the inside running to a 36 inch fan with 75 ft of 3/8 coil on the front and set it to pump 32 degree water to the fan . Do you think this woudl bring a 10ft by 16 ft building down from 100 to 80 degrees ? This would probably be cheaper on electricity over all than a a/c if i could afford one. Can anyone share there thoughts? Thanks alot Andy

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Thermo electric? Fridge, can I put a fan to the door to cool my small room??

Thermo electric? Fridge, can I  put a fan to the door to cool my small room?? It has a big Thermoelectric component on a even bigger heat sink on it and it works as a fridge, will it work as a cooler as is or if I take out the cooler component and place say 12 psu fans on top of the cool side? thanks Al

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peltier cooling/heating system for transportable animal incubator

I am trying to design a heating system for an animal incubator that can be transported in a car to rescue animals and keep their body temperature level. I was thinking of using the peltier systems to heat the box the animals will be staying in but I'm not sure if they would have the capability of 70-90 degrees fahrenheit. Also the temperature needs to be very specific (plus or minus 1 degree) is there a thermometer out there that would work well for this? I just need some help on learning about these because I've done a little research but I'm still confused on how they work and if I could even use them. Also, is there a good website to buy these on? I could use a lot of little ones or one medium sized one (up to 1ft by 1ft) but not too tall.

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solar powered cooler

Using these ideas as a starting point:"Another variant uses air, water, and a salt solution. Warm air is passed through a sprayed solution of salt water. The spray absorbs humidity from the air. The air is then passed through an evaporative cooler. Humidity is removed from the cooled air with another spray of salt solution. The salt solution is regenerated by heating it under low pressure, causing water to evaporate. The water evaporated from the salt solution is recondensed, and rerouted back to the evaporative cooler."Directions on how to make an icy ball. URL works occasionally. a non-flammable, non-toxic, and low pressure version possible?

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computer fan mod ???? will reversing fan direction cause overheating etc?

I have an older computer, and i was thinking instead of buying a new fan and installing as an out-take, what if i just reverse the one fan i have to pull air out, instead of running two fans.. would this cause overheating or any other problems, or would it provide better airflow in a "vacuum" effect for the computer. i only have the one fan in it right now.

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360 submergerd in mineral oil

Well, I seen the instructable to submerge a PC motherboard in non-conductive mineral oil to cool it and brainstormed that this could be the perfect fix for my RROD problem with a early model Elite. I have drawn up plans and already found a few problems and would like some input on them. I do not expect a expert answer but I'm sure there are people out there that can make a far better assessment on this than I. 1.) Will the oil conduct and move enough heat to be more effective than fans? 2.) The case I have designed requires roughly 2.8-3.0 Gal of mineral oil and if i was to consider         circulating it through a radiator, what would an appropriate pump size be? ( gallons or liters          per min) 3.) Also I would plan on using only wireless controllers so is there a way to solder some leads       onto the sync button and maybe to an external momentary switch so I would not need access       to the MB everytime we wanted to add another player? Thank you for any help you can provide on any of these issues. Regardless I will begin work on it tomorrow as a experiment and to challenge myself. I will be making an instructable on this when it is done. And many thanks to the original author that inspired me to take it a step further.

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Liquid Cooling - Body

Its so hot and... well.... I made a device to cool myself down! I might make an instructable, but basically, I took two 20oz bottles with caps, poked 2 holes in the top of one, 1 hole in the other. I then ran tubing between the two, and in the bottle with 2 holes, I added a bit of tubing to put the air intake below water level. I filled the 2'holer up with icewater, and blew a bit on the air intake to get it started. It works very well, to say the least! :P

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Rapid decompression cooling? Answered

Is a possible way to super cool a gas (nitrogen or oxygen) to liquid temperatures by using a sub-zero tank of 5000 psi compressed air to blast that gas over a radiator and therefore cool the gas in the radiator to a liquid, then quickly pump it to a chilled high pressure insulated tank.

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CPU Cooling System?

Hi all, i am looking to get a better cooler for my cpu as i will be doing some gaming with it. I have a stock dell dimension 2400 with the micro-atx motherboard. I want to buy from bestbuy if possible. and im looking to spend about 50.00 on it. Any ideas? I dont know how to figure out what cooler will fit my board so i need some halp. PLEASE REPLY! THANKZ!

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cooling laptop processor? Answered

I am using a dell inspiron 640m (i call it lappy dino) few years old now the processor is an intel core duo T5200 i use my laptop as a desktop because its screen is fried, meaning it never moves and uses an external monitor i have 3 questions here 1) i have been forcing my fan to run at maximum + a cooling pad blowing air towards the intake vent,   so far my cpu temp dropped from 60-70 Celsius to a nice 45 degrees the question is, would         running my fan at max damage anything or itself? 2)is there any risk of making your cpu "TOO COOL" and how will it hurt the computer 3) would it be better to remove the   heat sink plastic cover like in the picture  ,just the heat sink cover(the picture shows all cover removed) and not the heat sink itself then blow air directly at it with my cooling pad  

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Who's cool in Anime?

I want to make some Anime art. Who's cool?

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cool google thing

Linkif you type in "google easter egg", and click "i'm feeling lucky", you will find a cool

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I just discovered that when you search "really cool stuff" on Google that Instructables is the second one on the list. I think that that's pretty awesome. (don't ask why I searched "really cool stuff" on Google..) -Tqwerty

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Blender cool effects

So I really like the program blender. I enjoy using it, but I am not very good. I thought it would be cool, though if there was a place where people could share cool effects they made in blender, so this is the purpose of the forum. If you made a video with a cool effect in blender, post it here or link it here, I would love to check it out :D

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Halopedia=Cool Website

Halopediago to this cool website

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The book with cool info

I have had 1 or 2 cool forums topics. I got alot of info from the book in the link below. P.S. I phsycally have the book.

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cool stuff to sell

Anyone know how to make anything that would sell good

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Cool Switch thing

My dad recently pulled a switch out from somewhere, and it looked cool, so I kept it. As far as I can tell it still works, and I believe it is Double pole double throw or something like that. I don't have any idea what to do with it though. D: Any ideas?

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cool alcoholic ideas? Answered

Well im about to be 21 soon and im looking for cool alcoholic ideas, such as vodka gummy bears, and the vodka clementines. something i can use alcohol in so i can get drunk from it. Other than jello shots and mixed drinks. Sorry i can't explain better and i hope someone has a cool idea.

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This Table Oozes Coolness

This table concept by John Nouanesing is pretty darn cool. It's too bad it only exists as a render so far. For more fun ideas check out John's page.via Core77

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Cool double weapons

Here is some cool weapon doubles: Magnum dagger AK scissors Blowgun lead pipe Pistol flying guillotine Colt net Railgun sword Railgun warhammer Pump action baseball bat Trident crowbar Pistol machete Railgun mace Railgun chainsaw Rocket war hammer Colt wrench Blowgun chainsaw Razor gun :-)

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