39 degrees… so what? Makery shows you how to keep cool despite the heatwave with DIY air-conditioners that can be built in less than 15 minutes. A little sweat for lots of comfort.
Fans are great, but you have to be in sync. © DR
To make your own air-conditioner, you’ll need:
– an old cooler. Or a new one. Otherwise, a Styrofoam box will also do the trick.
– a curved PVC pipe
– a drill
– a saw
– a fan (yes, the kind that blows hot air for now)
– bottles of ice water (or any other kind of ice)
– angel hair, crepe paper or anything else that waves for more effect
– Scotch tape.
1. Place the fan on the cover of the cooler and trace the circle. Do the same with the PVC pipe(s)—the more pipes, the more power;
2. Saw out the circles;
3. Place the fan pointed downward and the pipe in the sawed-out holes. You can also set them in place with hot glue if needed;
4. Scotch tape the paper to the tube;
5. Put ice in the cooler;
6. Plug in. Chill.
Demo of DIY air-conditioner by Desertsun02:
Bonus: portable air-conditioner
Want to stay cool whevever you go ? It’s the same concept with the portable air-conditioner. Simply replace the fan with a battery-operated mini version, the cooler with a PVC pipe and two caps, and the original PVC pipe with plastic tubing to let the air out. You can even make the tube long enough to coil around your neck. Don’t just keep cool, look cool too.
How to make your own portable air-conditioner by Izzy Swan:
Bonus 2: USB mini air-conditioner
If you live in one of those mega-city mini apartments, this miniature homemade model is for you. All you need is computer fans, a USB cable cut to expose the wires, a 9V battery and a tiny bit of talent for electronics.
How to make your USB mini air-conditioner, by HouseholdHacker: