What does the warning label on the side say?
paint that thing, it might actually look good.
I'm a fan of good home cooling -- and the upstairs of my house is not air conditioned (it's too old and we're too poor, so ducts were never installed). So I made a cool desk fan for myself...
Rigging cool stuff is fun (but my puns probably are not)
I'm pretty sure those betas run at 24V which is why the output would be weak. They're also PWM. Nice job though, serious lulz.
I got nearly a whole basement of computer junk from a friend who was moving out of the state.
One of the boxes had 5 old AMD stock heatsinks (had a retention clip similar to Intel's socket 370... can't remember what the AMD equivalant was at the time).
"What can I do with these?" Aluminum fins... seemed kinda decent. And all these little 60mm fans...
Hot glue them all together obviously and make one super-fan!
Size comparison with a 120mm fan I ripped out of a dual P3 Compaq tower server. Really thin, same 120mm wide. The screw holes however are a little too far apart... but works fine with heatsinks that use metal clips. Or a more ghetto means of attachment (tape / rubber bands)
I soldered this stuff up correctly and used some electrical tape.
This thing running at full blast moves a FUCK ton of air. More than that compaq fan does. Running at 5V it's still pretty audible, and still moves a decent amount of air.
Was a fun little project
I don't have a picture of it (sorry), but I suppose this falls under the ghetto mod label. The fan in my 5.1 channel surround receiver stopped working. Not just the fan itself but whatever electronic that controlled it. So I put a larger fan in and spliced it onto one of my case fan wires. It works well because the only time I use the receiver is when I'm using my computer. I just have to remember to turn off the receiver when I turn off the computer, because the fan shuts down with the computer. If I leave the receiver on too long with the fan off, it starts to overheat and I get a random pop noise from the speakers. The receiver does auto shut down, though, if it overheats. So that's good.