Portable Air Conditioner




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DIY Mini Air Conditioner

This is mini DIY Air Conditioner project & its very cool. However, after building, I found that I needed a average cooling capacity, But it came out much better than my expectations and I thought small air conditioner box was not enough for my requirements, the concept was exceptional.

I wanted to easily add extra ice. However, this instruction required ice to be added to the top of the box, which was a little restrictive for me because I had to periodically refill the air conditioner with ice. In this way, easy access to the ice compartment and the easy removal of water from it were added to my design goals. I expanded the original concept and developed the enhanced version. This air conditioner will allow me to continue working on my desk while I stay cool.

Step 1: You'll Need...

Materials Required :-

  • Carton Box
  • Power Bank (optional)
  • 5V DC Fan
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Scissor
  • Electrical Tape
  • Pen or Pencil (for marking)
  • Glue
  • Super Glue

Note:- be careful with super glue it sticks very fast.

Step 2: Make a Hole

Now make hole, simply put fan over the one side of carton and mark a circle, thereafter cut the circle and push it inside and take out the cut piece.

Step 3: Making USB Connection

Now take out any unused USB cable this is my unused cable, Cut the smaller side of usb and remove rest.
Red (Keep)
Black (Keep)
Green (Remove)
White (Remove)
Thread (Remove)

Step 4: Secure Connections USB Cable to Fan

Now securing connections between Dc Fan and USB cable with Electrical tape, after making connection plug in USB in power bank to ensure connection is working effectively.

Connecting Wire
Red Fan wire to Red USB Cable.
Black Wire with Black USB Cable

Step 5: Insulation With Aluminium Foil

Now Cut the aluminium foil in square shape, I use cardboard to make precise incisions, after manufacturing 5 square pieces of form to add glue to join them all one after the other. At the end remove the foil from hole.

Step 6: Add Super Glue

Now add super glue in DC Fan at all four corners.

Step 7: Making Vents

Now making vents, I'm using here a dongle creating a vents by making precise cuts.

Step 8: Add ICE CUBES

Now add ice cubes inside a carton and put a bowl with ice into the cardboard and close the top with an electric tape

Step 9: Playtime

This was easy one of my favorite projects that I have worked for a while and although this is huge instructible, it's a fairly easy project to complete and I really recommend giving it a shot.

Please ask for questions and leave comments!

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    8 Discussions


    1 year ago

    So you need ice in the first place to use it ! This is one aspect I'm skeptical about such coolers. But nice build anyway :)

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Ice can be found in every home or easily get it from local grocery store.


    1 year ago

    Try using gel or solid ice packs instead of actual ice. You'll still get some moisture as condensation, but no bowl of water to empty...and easier to pop a fresh one into the box than refilling the ice. You can get ice packs at drugstores, Walmarts, etc. Gel are the least expensive, but the solid are more durable and the cold lasts longer.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    yeah there's few drop of water through condensation, thanks for suggestion, i will try with gel and solid ice pack