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Paul Capello's Project Mars City (DOOM 3) build had a model train smoke generator in it, but the stuff was really piped to the outside through a tube and a small vent. If you were to have the smoke INSIDE the case, the fans would just push it out and you wouldn't see much of anything. If you want it inside, you'll have to do some sort of enclosure for it so it's contained to the area you want to view it in, and has some sort of slow release and drain for any condensation.

Two types of smoke:
Floating up, produced by model train smoke generator. It's a small heating element that vaporizes an oil. Fairly limited amount of smoke. Condensate is NASTY.
Hangs on the ground, produced by ultransonic transducer vibrating water until it turns into fog. You've probably seen these in the little zen fountain things at places like Bed Bath and Beyond.

You're porbably talking about this I guess: http://www.flockcart.it/scheda.asp?id=198&bkpage=categoria_lista.asp?id=111#WebData/PRDS_1/P198/Image_1.jpg
It seems safer than the train smoke. Thanks for the input!
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How about the smoke form an E-cigarette (with non nicotine cartridges obviously). It it doesn't leave behind much of anything and they are quite cheap. This would work with the pane glass idea only as the vapore would probably not play nice with live electronics. You would also need to build a fan configuration with enough "sucking power" to get the atomizer working properly.
    
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How about the smoke form an E-cigarette (with non nicotine cartridges obviously). It it doesn't leave behind much of anything and they are quite cheap. This would work with the pane glass idea only as the vapore would probably not play nice with live electronics. You would also need to build a fan configuration with enough "sucking power" to get the atomizer working properly.

Needs quite a decent battery on it as they go out rather fast if u'd be making that smoke nonstop from it.
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Needs quite a decent battery on it as they go out rather fast if u'd be making that smoke nonstop from it.

Well yeah but its still probably going to out last many other alternatives. Dry ice is going to evaporate much faster and thous toy train smoke machines run out of oil fairly quickly to. A e-ciggie will produce a pretty decent amount of smoke for at least an hour and big battery models can do 2-3 hours.

You would't want to run the e-ciggie none stop anyway as the atomizer would probably not like it. Rarely do you see actually smoke machines run continuously either but rater putting out a puff of smoke every now and again.
    
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Hello guys!

I'm wondering if there's a cheap and easy way to create an harmless smoke effect inside a PC case.
The idea is something like this:


I found a local website that sells these devices to create smoke, but there are 2 downsides:
- smoke is actually vapor, all the hardware would fry in minutes
- requires 220v input to work

... so it's a no go. Do you know any other device that can be used?
Thank you!

it wouldn't fry with in minutes, at most you would get some blues screens, i know because one time i had WC loop that was dripping water on hardware, tap water at that. and i would blue screen every now and then. iy you had decent air flow it could work but, it's not something i would care to do/try.
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How about the smoke form an E-cigarette (with non nicotine cartridges obviously). It it doesn't leave behind much of anything and they are quite cheap. This would work with the pane glass idea only as the vapore would probably not play nice with live electronics. You would also need to build a fan configuration with enough "sucking power" to get the atomizer working properly.

I was going to suggest that. What is used in e cigs is the same as smoke machines I believe, propylene glycol I think it is.
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cigars?
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post #28 of 30
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cigars?

Found my solution!



Hehehe drunken.gif

e-cigs are a good idea too, but I'm not sure it would do better than vapor.
I'll post again if I come up with something!
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bits of paper stuck to the fan chassis so when they blow it looks like wind


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bits of paper stuck to the fan chassis so when they blow it looks like wind
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applaud.gif Way to go biggrin.gif I'm sooo overwhelmed by the creativity of OCN haha!
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