USB Cooler

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Intro: USB Cooler



Step 1: What You Need

motor, (port USB = max. 2,5W !) 2 Cd, USB cable, papier or plastic tube

Step 2: Windmill

Cut and form CD or DVD

Step 3: Cable

Prepare USB cable, leav: red and black

Step 4: Folding

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Step 5: Finish

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    69 Discussions

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    DrDuctape

    1 year ago

    Looks nice! I'll have to try this sometime. What's the name of the brown thing with the 4 screws in it?

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    jetsmiley123

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i cut a little material out from in between each fan blade to give it some room to suck some air in and it prevented it from fracturing when bending it over the flame. here's a picture of what it looks like,

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    sjain58jetsmiley123

    Reply 4 years ago

    this looks good..
    i think making fan in this way is better

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    Schmidty16

    6 years ago on Introduction

    im making a fan like urs but im useing some plastic from a beading box i found at my houst it is approximly 2inches and im useing a moter from a portable cd player its a little small and loud bit it works

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    mingus15

    7 years ago on Step 2

    hello,

    can some help me?!
    how to make the cd past in that angle?
    did you remove them and atacht them again with glue?

    bb

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    Callum Snowdenmingus15

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 2

    I once saw a method where you cut the CD as shown above and then you can heat the part where the cuts meet and then just gently twist the blades :)

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    tobyscool

    7 years ago on Introduction

    nice fan i am definitely going to make one while its summer here :D

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    jackh94S5114

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    it's just a connector, wires get put in both sides and the screws lock them in place

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    johnnyboi

    10 years ago on Introduction

    where would i get the small motor?? from a old tape radio? im still not sure how you do the wiring and if you really need to solder it... im stll a beginner

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    hock3ydud3johnnyboi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    radioshack has a bunch of them for $3 to $5 and something like a tape player or old hairdryer or something like that would work

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    lifelong-newbie=SMART=

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Me too. Next best thing is Maplin for high street components, but they are expensive and no where near as common as Radioshack. My nearest is brighton, 13 miles away. a 20 min train journey to buy a resistor, not gunna happen.

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    =SMART=lifelong-newbie

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    lol yea maplins is a bloody rip-off, i just get what i need from my DT department at lunch break when there's no-one around, not a very big choice though, switches, leds, and motors nothing special.

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    weretater

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Is there any easier way to cut the cd? because every time i tried, it kept fracturing, making that blade worthless.

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    get someone to blow on it with a WARM NOT HOT hair dryer and cut it with scissors or watevr youve got....