Cheap & Easy Fan


*An empty (preferably a crushed one or crushed soda can) water bottle.

*DC motor.

*Propeller (specifically the one from the Ultimate Starter Kit from Elegoo: .

*2 popsicle sticks.

*Some wires (Male to male & female to male - depending on what type of motor you have).

*& a hot glue gun & hot glue sticks.

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Step 1: Solder (if Needed)

Solder one wire to a pin of the motor. Repeat for the next.

Step 2: Hot Glue.

First, glue the motor between two popsicle sticks. Next, glue the popsicle sticks together. Last, glue the popsicle to the top of a container.

Step 3: Wire.

First hook the pin that is positive to the resistor to 3.3v, 5v, etc., depending on your motor, use the correct external voltage supply based on your datasheet or ratings for the motor. For example, I got my motor out of a servo that was broken and applied 3.3v and GND to the motor to make it spin. Last, Connect GND from the external power supply to the motor.

Step 4: All Done!

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    4 weeks ago on Step 4

    Wait....what? Crushed can...? What? Okay, I get the general idea after re-reading this ible again.. Maybe a few more photos would add a some clarity. And a finished photo. Anyway, good concept none the less.