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post #1 of 12
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Here is what I got so far,I started out with lexan sheets
I cut them using a drill powered band saw with the drill run in reverse
then I drew out what I needed cut out
And here is what I got accomplished so far

Now all I need to do is,
-cut another panel slightly bigger than the cut out on the top panel
-cut fan holes,hole for cable and switch
-wire fans to USB cable
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post #2 of 12
wow, great cutout work!
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post #3 of 12
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JeffB^
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wow, great cutout work!
The band saw is good for straight cuts and the cuts I made for the inside of the panel I used a dremel table attachment sort of like a table router.Then i cleaned them up with a sanding block.
thanks JeffB
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post #4 of 12
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the bottom one is the attachment
http://www.mytoolstore.com/dremel/router.html
I am going to glue the sides to the top part and screw the bottom on so it can be taken apart. The switch will be for the blower fan only ,this fan will be used to blow cool air from the bottom at the laptop user.the other two fans will be to cool the laptop,one will suck hot air from directly under the fan on the laptop,that hot air will exit out the back of the cooler via vent.The other fan will blow cool air at the bottom of the laptop.
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post #5 of 12
That's much better than the cheap attachment I have, it would have saved me a lot of hassles in my dremel routing experiences I'm thinking of just buying a 'real' router though. I could use it for quite a few hobbies now and later, and it's not the type of tool that will only get used once, like my flywheel removal tool.
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This is cool.
    
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post #7 of 12
neato nice job!
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post #8 of 12
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Chosen^
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This is cool.
Thanks it is supposed to be It's a cooler!lol
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post #9 of 12
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Well today I found out that I couldn't use the blower fan off of USB so I opted for two small ADDA fans thats put out fairly well for their size. I also decided to use a 70 AMD fan and a 90 ADDA. They all run off the USB cable at once.
I will use the small vent for exhaust with the two small fans that will push cool air towards the laptop user.The switch will be used for the 2 small fans.I will have to make a lexan shroud for the 2 small fans.The big drive bay grill will be used at the back for intake and the foam dust filter will be used. I might use the 2 biggest grills for the 2 big fans or custom make some out of bigger mesh.
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post #10 of 12
Keep an eye on you're current draw, a USB 2.0 port is rated at a maximum of 500ma and incorporates a self resetting breaker for over current protection which will reset well within a second. You might consider hooking up an LED on the power lines and make sure you don't see the port power resetting constantly.
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