Sucrets Tin Fume Extractor

Using the instructions on the MAKE blog (04/2008) I made this portable fume extractor for soldering. Works great at close proximity (2 inches). Note: I didn't screw down the voltage regulator, just stuffed it in the side. (There's a better quality video on Vimeo, but for some reason, instructables wouldn't accept it.)

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    yousuffarooqjwoo2023

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It might be I am not so sure but you don't need a filter I found that it is sometimes worse to use one
    so don't put in a filter

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    yousuffarooq

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I used one 9v battery instead of 2 because the fan will run a little bit slower and that worked realy well

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    beehard44

    9 years ago on Introduction

    why not stick with 18v? www.afrotechmods.com showed you can up the voltage with no problem at all

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    linkz601

    9 years ago on Introduction

    would the size of the fan determine how many inches away its going to suck in?

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    kindn3ss

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you Marc are so smart and great with this little project. Let me ask you something - what is the point of that voltage item? Why do you need to reduce the voltage from 18 to 12? Why not make batteries with 12 voltage? :) Just wondering as I'm not really familiar with all these electronics, and yeah - I'm really curious to start doing something. Thanks for the video. Marius.

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    knektekkindn3ss

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    there are 12v batteries out there on ebay for £1 each and they are about the size of a aa battery and they consist of button cell batteries.

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    Haha I have GOT to get some of those "I AM NOT A BOMB" stickers!!! and great job but I would have put the switch on the side so I don't have to worry about accidentally shorting its leads

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    zoozie

    10 years ago on Introduction

    lol :) "I am not a bomb" very nice.. i would think though that if it gets knocked around to much the switch or the fan might get bypassed if two wire touch...