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Titaner Titanium Folding Fan

Titaner Titanium Folding Fan

Folding fans have been keeping people cool for thousands of years, but they’re usually made from fragile wood and paper. Titaner’s modern folding fan is made from lightweight titanium. Its silk fan material resists wear and tear, and even beads water. Its frame and blades are so strong that it doubles as a self-defense weapon.

Shooting Things Through Spinning Fans

Shooting Things Through Spinning Fans

It’s pretty easy to toss something into a spinning fan and watch it get smashed. But how feasible is it to send an object flying through multiple fan blades and have it emerge from the other end? Leave it to the guys from How Ridiculous to find out.

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Makita Job Site Fan

Makita Job Site Fan
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Keep your cool while you get projects done with Makita’s cordless job site fan. It runs on standard Makita 18V lithium-ion power packs, offering up to 5.5 hours of runtime on a 5.0Ah LXT battery (sold seperately). The fan offers two speed settings, an automatic timer, a large carrying handle, and a 45º adjustable angle stand.

Primitive Multi-Blade Blower

Primitive Multi-Blade Blower

Many of the things that Primitive Technology makes are larger structures, but sometimes he needs to build tools to help build other things. In this video, he gets down and dirty with some branches, leaves, reeds, and clay to create a fan that he can spin up to help stoke a fire.

Milwaukee M12 Mounting Fan

Milwaukee M12 Mounting Fan

This battery-powered fan helps you keep cool all day long on a single charge. It has multiple mounting options, including a 2″ spring-loaded clamp and strong magnets, along with a 360° adjustable head. It’s designed for working on construction job sites but works great in any place you need air circulation and cooling.

Making a Giant PC Fan

Making a Giant PC Fan

In 2021, PC and accessory maker Corsair announced they were making an enormous 20″ square version of one of their PC cooling fans. It turned out to be a joke, but lots of people wanted one anyhow. Rather than wait for Corsair to make good, Angus from Maker’s Muse decided to design and build his own overpowered version.

Nitecore Blowerbaby Camera Cleaner

Nitecore Blowerbaby Camera Cleaner
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Say goodbye to canned air with Nitecore’s portable blower. This bag-friendly gadget has a 26,000 RPM motor to blast air at 43.5 mph. It’s perfect for cleaning lenses and the insides of interchangeable lens cameras, as well as keyboards and other places that trap dust and debris. The kit includes lens and body cleaning brushes.

Haxson AirFan All-in-One Smart Fan

Haxson AirFan All-in-One Smart Fan

Haxson’s unique household appliance goes beyond ordinary fans, embedding many useful features into its sleek, modern housing. In addition to cooling, AirFan can produce heat, purify the air, and works as a clock, Bluetooth speaker, Alexa device, and light. Its design allows it to be mounted horizontally or vertically.

Restoring a Rusty Table Fan

Restoring a Rusty Table Fan

In this video from Odd Tinkering, they took a rusty old tabletop fan and make it look as good as new. The process involved multiple stages, most notably the use of a laser cleaning machine from W2M, which burns away rust and paint without damaging the underlying metal, along with electrolysis to pull away rust from the fan’s cage.

PC Fan Model Airplane

PC Fan Model Airplane

Airplane enthusiast Peter Sripol’s followers gave him a challenge: Could he build an airplane that’s entirely propelled by PC cooling fans? After testing a few different fans and configurations, he came up with a lightweight design he was satisfied with. We wonder if it could be scaled up with more fans and batteries.

Heater Fan Hovercraft

Heater Fan Hovercraft

The guys from Russia’s Garage 54 are usually trashing cars for fun and profit. But in this video, they decided to build a form of transportation from scratch – a flying carpet-slash-hovercraft. It lifts off the ground using 10 car heater fans powered by a pair of big batteries. It looks like a ton of fun gliding across the snow.

Moving a Wind Turbine Blade Up a Mountain

Moving a Wind Turbine Blade Up a Mountain

Giant wind turbines are a common sight in the countryside, and we’ve occasionally seen them being transported on long flatbeds. But getting their enormous fan blades up a mountain along curvy switchbacks poses a unique set of challenges. This video from China’s CGTN shows just how they do it.

KICKR Headwind Machine

KICKR Headwind Machine
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While the weather is nice, it’s a good time to get out and ride your bike. But some days, bad weather just gets in the way. Now you can practice riding into the wind while indoors, thanks to this powerful fan from Wahoo Fitness. It can simulate wind speeds up to 30mph, and can dynamically adjust based on ANT+ sensor data.

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Making a Bladeless Wooden Fan

Making a Bladeless Wooden Fan

For his latest Scrapwood Challenge, Pask Makes decided to see if he could build an electric fan from wood. But this isn’t just any fan, it’s got a ring-style design like Dyson’s innovative bladeless “Air Multiplier” fans. It could use a more powerful fan blade inside, but it looks really awesome.

How an Oscillating Fan Works

How an Oscillating Fan Works

Over the years, we’ve broken at least a couple of those oscillating fans, but could never figure out how to fix them. Jared Owen’s insightful 3D animation could have been a big help, as he shows us exactly how its mechanisms work to keep it moving from side to side.

Playing the Electric Fan

Playing the Electric Fan

Electronicos Fantasticos! shows us how an electric fan can be used as musical instrument – first as a sort of electric guitar, and then as a bass. The sounds are generated by a light behind the fan blades that influences a photosensor circuit held by the musician. Their wild performance of Blue Monday is a must listen.

Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan

Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan

Dyson’s unusual looking Pure Cool Me fan isn’t just designed to cool you off. It’s got a replaceable HEPA air filter and activated carbon filter in the base that removes 99.97% of dust, pollutants, and other unhealthy allergens, so the air isn’t just cool, it’s clean.

Evapolar 2 Personal Air Conditioner

Evapolar 2 Personal Air Conditioner

This desktop air conditioner makes it easier to cool off in the summer heat without picking up a huge electric bill. You can adjust the humidity level, fan speed, and color to your preferred level in just seconds via its touchscreen or mobile app. Save 26% in The Awesomer Shop.

DIY 3D Printed Bladeless Fan

DIY 3D Printed Bladeless Fan

Thingiverse member DanielMitchell has shared his 3D model for a triangular desktop bladeless fan. It uses a computer fan hidden in its base, and is easy to put together. Thingiverse has links to print shops if you don’t have access to a 3D printer.

Kichler Terna Pendant Ceiling Fan

Kichler Terna Pendant Ceiling Fan

Kichler’s unique fan is made for small spaces – or for people who don’t like traditional ceiling fan designs. Its blades wrap around its LED lamp like petals. It has three speeds, its LED lamp is dimmable, and is available in a variety of finishes.

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Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Fan

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Fan

The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link is a fan, heater and air purifier in one. Its HEPA filter traps almost all allergens and pollutants, while the carbon layer gets rid of foul odors. The fan’s optional app keeps track of the filter’s status and much more.

Jet Engine Wall Fan

Jet Engine Wall Fan

While it’s won’t push out the kind of air it would on an plane, there’s no denying that Phighter Images latest design is looks cool. It’s made from the nose cowling of a vintage Boeing 707, and fitted with a modern carbon-look blade. Available with an authentic or replica cowl.

Fansformer

Fansformer

Footage of a totally superfluous, but nonetheless cool ceiling fan design which automatically unfurls its blades as it gets up to speed. Looks like its actually a fan called the Fanimation Air Shadow if you want to buy one.

Jet Engine Ceiling Fan 2.0

Jet Engine Ceiling Fan 2.0
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After tremendous response to their jet engine ceiling fan, Phighter Images came up with a lower priced model that looks just as cool. We love the carbon-fiber look on the blades. They’ve also got a smaller version in the works for kid’s rooms that will go for under $500.

Jet Engine Ceiling Fans

Jet Engine Ceiling Fans
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Phighter Images makes all kinds of awesome home decor for aircraft buffs, but we’re particularly excited about their ceiling fans, constructed to look like the fans from famous jet engines. They may look the part, but they’re definitely quieter than the real thing.

DIY Bladeless Fan

DIY Bladeless Fan

YouTuber Rulof Maker used a microwave fan, a water bottle jug and a pair of plastic vases to make a homemade version of Dyson’s prohibitively expensive Air Multipliers. Air from the fan sucks in the air behind the rings to provide great ventilation.

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