Solder Fume Extractor

Introduction: 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.

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.

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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


    3 years ago

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

    Winston 8
    Winston 8

    Reply 3 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.