Introduction: Solder Fume Extractor My Way
hello I do a lot of soldering on my projects and thought making a fume extractor would be a good idea for my lungs. ok so
tools I used a hobby knife,scissors, tin snips,pen,pencil, Philips head screwdriver, tape, wire and push pins (not shown)
supplies USB fan mesh wire carbon filters
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Step 1: Trace
get a piece of card board and trace your fan and poke holes with the wire so u can mount the fan with the included screws
Step 2: Trace the Middle
mount the fan and trace the inner circle like so then mount
Step 3: Cut Hole
cut out the circle with a hobby knife or pocket knife
Step 4: Measure for Housing Hole
the box ur installing this into needs two holes for air flow so measure a larger area than the fan then trace the first hole then cut it out
Step 5: Finish Internal "heart" Assembly
cut and pin the filter to the fan so the fumes are blown into the fan and place in the box housing
Step 6: Cover Holes
before you put the heart of this project in the box first tape the mesh over the holes u may need tin snips to cut it also cut a hole in the housing anywhere so the fan can revive power
Step 7: Fasten the "heart"
ok your almost done now just connect the fan to the USB mine came apart as to be installed in a computer then drop the heart in to the housing and tape in place . close the flap and your done
Step 8: Finished
thanks for looking at or replicating my instructable this is my first feel free to modify my design to your needs as an additional optional step you can remove every thing from the housing and spray paint some thing on it even