Solder Fume Extractor

About: I am a young boy from South Africa who is intrested in this industry and hope to make it one day.

Intro: Solder Fume Extractor

We all know that the solder fumes soldering gives off are not good for our healths. If you solder once in a while like me then this project is a must make. It is cheap, easy and most importantly helps your health.

Step 1: Parts and Materials:

1.Card box
2.CPU fan
3.270Ω resistor
6.Power Supply (That can give 12v)

Step 2: Tools:

1.Soldering Iron
4.Glue gun

Step 3: Glueing the Sponge to the Fan

Add a little bit of hot glue to the sides of the CPU fan. Glue it a bit far from the propeller so that it doesn't interrupt it when it spins.

Step 4: The Schematic and Prototyping

Follow the schematic and prototype it on a breadboard to see if everything works. The power input must not be 7.5v but 12, sorry my mistake.

Step 5: Making of the Body and Adding the LED

Cut the cardboard into shape. You can design your own case.Glue all the parts together. Make a hole for where you want to add LED's. I decided to add feet because it was not stable. Now it can stand on its own.

Step 6: Sanding Out the Impurities

Sand the rough edges.

Step 7: Soldering the Electronics

After following the schematic and soldering the switch and everything else. Now it is time to check if everything still works.

Step 8: We Are DONE!

There we go we are done! Cheap and effective and will help your health. Check back in a few weeks for other instructables. Feel free to ask me questions even if they are not related to the tutorial. If I know the answer I will try to answer it the best way I can.



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    2 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Does sponge work as well as the carbon sponge that is used?

    1 reply
    Winston 8makeosaurus

    Reply 2 years ago

    Not as well but it does have an impact. It is only because Carbon tends to absorb chemical impurities. This traps it/reduces a portion. It may be released later when you are not using the soldering iron.