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Haha this is meant to befunny, but other uses for computer fans

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Ill start. Heres what you do, post other uses for computer fans besides cooling. If this is the wrong forum for this, all apologies.
Anyway you can use them to dry the inside of laptop sleeves that are machine washable but not dryable.



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post #2 of 9
It's not funny, but its somewhat a smart idea.
I find it too much work to mess up my cable management and have an extra fan laying around to do that.
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I would not know where to begin, I have used them in all sorts of random garage projects when bored.

I once made a cigarette smoking machine with suction from a pc fan, there was the cardboard hover craft, i used one to feed air for some pulse jet testing... I really could go on and on if I thought about it hard enough.
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I just have extra ones laying around, like that NMB blower that I used to dry the inside of my laptop sleeve.
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I use them in dry ice fog machines I have made. Ah the world of low budget theatreeee
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That was a blower. The problem with our fans is that they needDC power.

Now once I had cats and I wanted a stink-free apartment. I had an old fiberglass dog carrier. I bought a muffin fan (a computer fan that uses AC power), cut a round hole in the top rear of the carrier and bought some dryer ducting. Put up a plank and painted it to match the building exterior. Put a dryer exhaust vent with flap. With the kitty litter box in the pet carrier, the fan sucked the stink out of the box and sent it outside. It didn't smell so nice out there, but NBD. My apt was stink-free.
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That was a blower. The problem with our fans is that they needDC power.

Now once I had cats and I wanted a stink-free apartment. I had an old fiberglass dog carrier. I bought a muffin fan (a computer fan that uses AC power), cut a round hole in the top rear of the carrier and bought some dryer ducting. Put up a plank and painted it to match the building exterior. Put a dryer exhaust vent with flap. With the kitty litter box in the pet carrier, the fan sucked the stink out of the box and sent it outside. It didn't smell so nice out there, but NBD. My apt was stink-free.
Well for that 12v blower, I used a 12v power supply for it.
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Well for that 12v blower, I used a 12v power supply for it.
You keep a few around, just in case, eh?
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You keep a few around, just in case, eh?
Oh yes. I always have spare fans laying around, just in case. hahaha! Good thing too what would happen if one of mine died and I didnt have a spare to replace it with?
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