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I am looking at the way the world is and all of the potential that exists in the space around us and the space between our ears. Asking questions that range from the ridiculous to the important and engaging with challenges from the trivial to the cutting edge. One of the goals here is to just to explore what is possible and take that to make things beyond what we expect. If this resonates with you then follow me here on Instructables and subscribe to me on Youtube to join the journey. It is …

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  • RyanMake commented on Rob Salmon's instructable An Electric Violin
    An Electric Violin

    This is such an awesome project!!! Thanks for sharing. I vote for seeing a video of this being played as well.Your original project drawing are beautiful it would be interesting if you added a few steps for how you made them as well!

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  • Worlds Largest Bladeless Fan DIY Guide

    Hello GaryWieder,How much space do you have height-wise? A lot of what options you have depends on what space you have because just like this project while the output does not have any blades in it the leaf blower was needed to make the air move.One thing that I am really looking forward to making a spin off of the air umbrella I did on my youtube channel which is to make a Waddle ceiling fan which is a type of centrifugal fan with the shroud integrated. This might work in your case because it could be made very thing and there would be very little exposed to interest children especially if you put a second shroud around it which could be used to hold your soaker hose and evaporation cooler. I will keep thinking about this and see if I can move this idea up on the project list.Thanks for …

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    Hello GaryWieder,How much space do you have height-wise? A lot of what options you have depends on what space you have because just like this project while the output does not have any blades in it the leaf blower was needed to make the air move.One thing that I am really looking forward to making a spin off of the air umbrella I did on my youtube channel which is to make a Waddle ceiling fan which is a type of centrifugal fan with the shroud integrated. This might work in your case because it could be made very thing and there would be very little exposed to interest children especially if you put a second shroud around it which could be used to hold your soaker hose and evaporation cooler. I will keep thinking about this and see if I can move this idea up on the project list.Thanks for comment!

    Hello StewartH1,I will have to look for that. There are a number of really great guides and designs out there so there are multiple ways of approaching this project. Having a smooth and more uniform output path would help a great deal I am sure. Testing the project has shown me that most of the air is coming out of the little corrugated humps so the air is coming out like a shower head in a collection of little streams instead of a consistent ring but that ends up getting spread out as it gets further from the corrugated tube.If you find some links to the design that you are talking about it would be great to have you add them in the comments.Thanks for commenting!

    Hello GaryWieder,Well hopefully unless your kids find a ladder it will not pose much of a risk to them. The ability to control the direction of the air coming from the fan will likely really increase its profile or would create a complex distribution system for the air since you would want this to counteract or to work with the wind?I will have to keep thinking but trying a centrifugal fan concept like I said above seems like it would have potential because it would be a 360 degree flow of air and since the air would be cooled down slightly it would then descend from the ceiling.

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  • Worlds Largest Bladeless Fan DIY Guide

    That would be amazing to see. There are thoughts that I have to make something like this even bigger which would take considerably more air volume. What sort of capabilities do those cabin blowers have?

    Hello Stewart,The corrugated tube was certainly a compromise to have an easily obtained material to be able to easily bend around the housing while still offering a guide for the air in the housing to follow.A smoother output nozzle would dramatically improve the flow of the air would smooth it out we are still getting some entrainment because moving air has lower pressure than still air according to bernoulli's principle. The result of having moving air within the inner ring of the fan where I have my hand in the title picture creates a lower preasure region which pulls the air from behind the fan causing a small multiplying effect.I would love to improve the design do you have any ideas for what I could use to replace the corrugated tubing?

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