Intro: Self Cooling T-shirt
In the hot summer months, everybody needs to find a way to escape the heat. Most watt-hogs would usually turn on the AC, but if you want to be ecofriendly, why not build a T-Shirt that has a built in fan to cool you off! Plus, by building your self cooling shirt, you can avoid hefty AC bills and let your shirt cool you off! This project is simple to build, and if you correctly place the fan, it won't be so obvious that you are wearing a self cooling tee!
This can be as stylish as you like because this fan can be put in just about any shirt or top.
I thought of building this project because....
1. No one wants to be stuck in the office when it feels like it is 100°.
2. I wanted to be able to hang out on my deck even when it is really hot
3. I had all of the materials on hand.
4. I needed some sort of relief from the heat on this year's camping trip.
The way the circuitry of this shirt is set up is so a 9v battery runs through a switch which determines whether or not the fan is on. All wires and the bottom of the switch are covered with stuffing for comfort as you can see in one of the pictures. If you want, you can keep the 9v battery and the clip in your pocket so no wires or batteries are hanging out.
This project is relatively cheap considering it costs between $20 and $25 to build, and it requires little or no skill to build.
I hope you have a marvelous time building your stylish, comfortable, and self cooling T-Shirt!