Mini Desktop AirConditioner




Hi farhan frm singapore and im 14 this year
this is my first instructuble and i want it to be great
Here is the MiNi Airconditioner ideal for desktop usage
and only with a burger box smalleness!!
gogo try one now and a Mini aircon is all yours


Step 1: What You Need

You will need a
.Burger styrofoam box
.A small exhaust pc brushless DC fan the thicker the width the better!!thin fans wont have mush airflow thicker ones better!
.Some mounting tape
.Multi purpose glue
.A huge big pc heatsink> longer fins...better
.Or and alternative to the heatsink is cutted out in can into rectangular shape with holes in it will do
.Power for the fan itself(self-known)
.Lots of ice
all these totalled up to be less then $5USD

Step 2: Cuttin Holes

Hehe.. cut holes.. for the fan... fitting nicely fot the fan to be fitted in..

then cut another hole at the other side so that the air will come thru it..

mount the fan at the opening of hole with folded monting tape..
i use mounting tape and and not glue because glue will eat up the styrofoam and will eat up ...causing holes!OMG serious.!

place the wires to the outside of your box so that power will be supplied in for the fan

Step 3: Placement of Heatsink

hehes heres a trick part...
for me i used a heatsink because it helps conduct the cold from the ice and water and also to dissipate it thru the moving air in the is really effective way to dissipate the cold thr the air in the box

make shure that the heatsink is placed from the top of the box and the base which must touch the ice or water so that conduction can
take place.

Placing more heatsink will be better as more concetrated cooled air will exit but the heatsink must not be too clogged up or so squeesy that cause obstrution to the air flow causing exit air not that strong.

Step 4: FINALLY!!!

Make shure all bond are dry and are strong..
and plug in your power supply in it and do a final check if everythings ok

Then add ice. and SOME or NO water in
switch on your fan.. nad place cover on top

Step 5: Enjoy the Coolness

This is not meant for big spaces... only direct cooling. unless you got a really strong fans... or maybe ... more fans added...

Just that make shure that its a burger box size... small..reliable
and heres some ideas to use it!
place it on your workdesk...
place it in an enclosed box
or even putting it in front you for sleeing(i did that at camps)HAHA! serious!.. its everywhere!!

haha do show your ideas and improvements to be made.
my bad if i made wrong words.. im only 14 and this is my first instructable!!!! thanks cheers all:)

ouh ya im still usin it..!!on my desk now!!!

hae.. it really give cool air through out for 30mins before you reload for ice.. and the air that exits .. you can really feel the difference.. and coldness..serious!

Thanks you all and to INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!



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    5 years ago on Step 5

    So cute, its nice, and its so portable.

    Thanks for sharing and God bless. Keep up the effort and you will improve on your writing skills as well. Anyways, I would like to give you 8 out of 10 for this project.


    6 years ago on Step 5

    that is a great idea for cooling i have seen many but you used heat sink that might work better than ever i saw and trying to make it but not having time.... soon will try and keep you update thanks


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't read all the comments because there are like 150 of them, so this may have been said, but instead of using ice, throw some dry ice in there, it'll do a way better job, plus, you'll be surrounded by a mysterious fog of mystery. So intriguing.

    4 replies

    6 years ago on Introduction

    it would work is you didnt use heat sink . the cold air ontop of the water/ice would be blown onto you.

    You should by a cheap 2 dollar thermometer so you know when to change the ice.


    7 years ago on Step 5

    What would happen if you added liquid nitrogen? The whole room would freeze ..... :D

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Your spelling could use some work. And I recommend you add more detailed instructions as to where to put the ice. I was slightly confused on that part. Over all it's a great idea so I'll give you 4/5 for now. If I check back in on this in a month or so and find that the mess-ups have been fixed I'll bump up my ratin but for now, 4 stars. Contests on getting your first ible in a featured guide and keep up the good work

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Heh, he spells better than me, and I am 25. Oh, and I am from America unlike him. I like this! My rats my have a ac unit now!!!! My rats are gracious.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, bump up his "ratin", Mr. Champion Speller. And did you mean "congrats" instead of "contests" in that last sentence?


    8 years ago on Step 3

    heat sink is good but it really works or not AND what is the price of teh heatsink????? can u tell !!!