Make It: A Minimal DIY Desk Fan

created at: 06/21/2012

I’m bracing myself for an impending heatwave this weekend (with a yet-to-be-determined end date) and am realizing now just how gosh darn hot my office gets — without a heatwave! In anticipation, I’ve been looking at possibly adding a small fan or two to my space, when BAM! I spotted this adorably minimal DIY desk fan. Isn’t it just the cutest?    

Even more awesome is the fact that this puppy will function year-round: it also has a built-in heater for those chilly winter months. Continue Reading

Genius Colorful Fan Makeover

created at: 08/17/2011

Okay peeps, alert the media, because this makeover is genius. Genius, I say! (It also makes me wanna smack my head and ask myself why I didn’t think of it on my own.) Check it out, a cheap-o Hawaiian Breeze fan went from boring to brilliant with the help of a can of spray paint. 

created at: 08/17/2011

If pink puts you off, check it out in a bronze finish. Certainly does have that Pottery Barn feel. 

created at: 08/17/2011

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How To Make a Spool Spinner From an Old Fan.

Evil Mad Scientist offers an easy hack for using industrial-sized spools on standard home sewing machines. Using an old computer fan and a short length of copper tubing, they created a spool spinner that can adapter.

They say, “In practice, the fan bearing turns freely enough that the sewing machine can spin the spool as needed, but not so freely that it starts to turn and then unwinds the whole spool, so it works quite well.”

LED Art Fan

The blades of Think Geek’s oh-so-fabulous LED Art Fan are outfitted with 42 LEDs, which, when they spin, create images. The images displayed are entirely up to you as the product includes software that enables importation of animated GIF files or 128 of your own individual images. Some of the features of the product include, 5MB of storage, 85 diameter pixel resolution surrounded by chrome art-deco styling. Not cheap at $389.99, but what a cool way to display your business’s logo or favorite images? Continue Reading