No vent hood in your kitchen? Then you know how bad the smoke and smells can get. The AirHood is a portable fan that extracts cooking fumes from any kitchen. The fan sets up on your countertop and uses a charcoal filter and oil filter to help purify the air and keep oil from building up on surfaces. It’s available in both wired and battery-powered versions.
While the idea of a rocket-powered kayak sounds entertaining, that’s not what the guys at FliteTest made in this video. What they actually created was an electric-fan-powered kayak and built its engine to look like a rocket straight from the ACME Corporation, where Wile E. Coyote buys all his gadgets.
Blower fans use a spinning metal cage to move large amounts of air. See how a factory makes these fans in this video from All Process of World. At the core of the operation is a machine that accepts a pair of rings and curved metal blades, then bends the ends to hold them in place. The outer housing is assembled by hand using a rivet gun and power screwdriver.
If you mounted a bunch of ceiling fans on their sides and tried to hit a target on the other side of them without hitting any of their spinning blades, chances are you would fail. But the guys from How Ridiculous show us how with enough tries and enough luck, it’s possible to pull off such a feat.
Those fancy Dyson fans are called “bladeless,” but they really just hide their fan blades in the base. Integza wanted to see if it would be possible to build a fan that actually has no blades. His theory was that he could harness and direct the ionic wind created by high-voltage electricity.
YouTuber I Did a Thing has made more than his share of dumb and dangerous things. For this video, he took on a couple of his viewers’ bad ideas and attempted to build them. First up is a bidet powered by a pressure washer, followed by a ceiling fan with machete blades, a jackhammer pogo stick, and solar panel sunglasses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.