Discussion in 'Modding' started by Kipster, 19 Aug 2001.
Modded a few Fans
welcome to the forums mate!
What an original mod - very nice
How did you come up with the idea?
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
Excellent mod mate!!
In fact, I liked it so much, I stuck it on the news page!
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!
Damn Cool mod.
Hope your host doesn't mind a few more hits as I've posted a link from our news.
...............very sweet idea m8
Quite tempted to have a go myself if I can find some bits !!
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"
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.
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.
I'm pretty sure that reversing the polarity of the fans will shorten their life span by quite a bit.
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.
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.
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!
Who you calling a shameless plugger?
Hey, you know the rules... no linking to porn!
I think you are taking your fan obsession a little far!!
The Kiptsters article about how he did these mods, can now be found at moddin.net
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