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Modding Cool FANS

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Kipster, 19 Aug 2001.

  1. Kipster

    Kipster What's a Dremel?

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  2. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Schweet!!!

    welcome to the forums mate!:)
     
  3. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    What an original mod - very nice :D
     
  4. DaWibbla

    DaWibbla What's a Dremel?

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    How did you come up with the idea?
     
  5. Kipster

    Kipster What's a Dremel?

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    At first i put leds behind the fan, switched it on and thought mmm crap, then thought Wouldnt it be cool if they spun round :)
    After a good rummage for some bits, behold a spinny LED fan mod type thingy :)
     
  6. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Excellent mod mate!!

    In fact, I liked it so much, I stuck it on the news page! :D :D
     
  7. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    infact i think im gonna make that my next mod!!

    i got plenty of those motors (loads of spare scalextric cars) and plenty of washers!
     
  8. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse What's a Dremel?

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    Damn Cool mod.

    Hope your host doesn't mind a few more hits as I've posted a link from our news.
     
  9. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    ...............very sweet idea m8 :D:D

    Quite tempted to have a go myself if I can find some bits !! ;)
     
  10. [GiB] Spawny

    [GiB] Spawny Xqpack Lovin

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    Quality

    Respect.

    Nuff said.

    You've made a fellow Juno case owner really sad that I haven't got one.

    This would look amazing in a fan duct so that you can see it from the front.

    Now theres an idea?

    "GiBTEK boy's give fellow modder a huge pat on the back for a job welldone"
     
  11. Bursar

    Bursar What's a Dremel?

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    This is a fantastic looking mod, however...

    The downside is that it is only suitable for exhaust fans. Most fans (and certainly all of the ones I currently own) are designed in the same way as those on the page detailing the mod.

    If you did that mod to fan, and wanted to have it as an intake, the pickup arms and wiring would be on display rather than hidden round the back. Not only would be it look a bit untidy, you'd probably have difficulty in mounting the fan.

    That's a bit of a shame as it means most of your LEDs will be tucked at the back of the case (unless you have a top exhaust fan).

    I've spent some time trying to think of a way to make this work for an intake fan, but short of getting a fan designed the other way around, I haven't come up with anything.

    If anyone else has some ideas, please post them here. Maybe between us we can come up with something.
     
  12. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia <b>OOH BABY!!!</b>

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    you can reverse the polarity of the wires for the fan and it should run backwards.. i have had no problems with this (i've done it to about 10 fans)... you'd have to change the polarity of the LED's too if you have already modded the fan.
     
  13. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse What's a Dremel?

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    I'm pretty sure that reversing the polarity of the fans will shorten their life span by quite a bit.
     
  14. Bursar

    Bursar What's a Dremel?

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    I thought about that, but are the fan blades not shaped according to the direction they are meant to travel in?

    If the fan was running the other way, would it be as efficient? I have no idea about this kind of thing. :)
     
  15. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse What's a Dremel?

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    Your right there, the blades are a curved aerofoil shape. So I would have thought running them backwards would increase noise and decrease air flow.
     
  16. slau

    slau What's a Dremel?

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    Damn cool mod... I wouldn't do this on a 80mm Delta fan though.

    Looks like somebody made the sigs so that they don't have links in them... interesting. oh well Darkhorse, your days of shameless pluggin are over!
     
  17. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse What's a Dremel?

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    Who you calling a shameless plugger? ;)
     
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  18. slau

    slau What's a Dremel?

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    Hey, you know the rules... no linking to porn!
     
  19. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse What's a Dremel?

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    I think you are taking your fan obsession a little far!! :p
     
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