I Needed a Portable Air Conditioner So I Built One Out of an Ice Cooler and Computer Fans

This super-quiet, portable air conditioner is easy to build. It runs on USB power which means it will work with a battery, solar power, laptop, or anything else with a USB outlet. Easy DIY Life Hack!

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I’ve discovered something that helps push the air even more. If you buy a small usb powered clip on fan and clip it next to the outlet, it helps draw out more air. Here is a link to the one I use: http://amzn.to/2uBShfh

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  1. Drew
    Drew says:

    The fans come from Amazon in a set of 2. Do they both run off 1 USB port? Also where do you get the case to hold the power pack?

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  2. Alphonse Normand
    Alphonse Normand says:

    Instead of loose or block ice, could you substitute 12oz./16 oz. frozen water bottles (stacked or in rows) to minimize melting and/or loose water ?
    That way, you could still add beverage cans/ bottles in the mix or just take out a frozen one and let it melt slowly for the water ! It would also keep the insides drier and have less drainage at end of day (or usage period), and save buying ice as bottles could be re-frozen as necessary !

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