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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.