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24 May 2014 at 11:02 PM by 203.97.97.117 -
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13 December 2012 at 10:56 AM by 125.239.118.92 -
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Here's how to rip apart a hair dryer so you can tern it into something else. They're designed to run off 12 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.

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Here's how to rip apart a hair dryer so you can turn it into something else. They're designed to run off 12 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.

03 October 2012 at 09:47 PM by Paul -
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There's a 3 position switch (from another old hair drier) which is either; off, up = Large LED's on plus fan, or down = flashing LEDs on.

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There's a 3 position switch (from another old hair dryer) which is either; off, up = Large LED's on plus fan, or down = flashing LEDs on.

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The second one is made from a $1 hair drier (bought off Trade Me). I ripped out the heating element and moved the fan to the front of the casing. Then added LED's; some small 3mm ones, some 5mm flashing ones, a bright orange LED in behind the fan. Again it uses a single 9 volt LED to power it.

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The second one is made from a $1 hair dryer (bought off Trade Me). I ripped out the heating element and moved the fan to the front of the casing. Then added LED's; some small 3mm ones, some 5mm flashing ones, a bright orange LED in behind the fan. Again it uses a single 9 volt LED to power it.

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How to convert a hair drier to a battery powered fan

Here's how to rip apart a hair drier so you can tern it into something else. They're designed to run off 12 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.

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How to convert a hair dryer to a battery powered fan

Here's how to rip apart a hair dryer so you can tern it into something else. They're designed to run off 12 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.

03 October 2012 at 09:17 PM by Paul -
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Here's how to rip apart a hair drier so you can tern it into something else. They're designed to run off 12/24 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.

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Here's how to rip apart a hair drier so you can tern it into something else. They're designed to run off 12 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.

03 October 2012 at 09:07 PM by Paul -
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Cheers, Paul

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Cheers, Paul


How to convert a hair drier to a battery powered fan

Here's how to rip apart a hair drier so you can tern it into something else. They're designed to run off 12/24 volts , but the motor still works fine with a 9 volt battery, just slower and less powerful. Having it underpowered makes it less dangerous for little fingers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F9fvqhZxGA

02 October 2012 at 11:28 PM by Paul -
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Mark 1

The first one was made from the shell of an old battery drill, plus a computer CPU fan and some flashing LEDs and a 9 volt battery.

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Mark 1 - for Adam

The first one was made from the shell of an old battery drill, plus a computer CPU fan glued on the front and some flashing LEDs and a 9 volt battery.

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Mark 2

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This took about 2 hours to build with Adam helping sometimes.

Mark 2 - for Ben

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When the fan runs it is spinning such that the sharp leading edge of the fan blades is on the inside of the casing - so if you stick your fingers into the fan blades (which everyone wants to do) your fingers are pushed "out" of the fan. Plus it's a 12 volt fan being driven by a 9 volt battery so it has so little grunt that it's easy to just stop the fan blades spinning with your finger.

All up this version took about 2 hours to build.


All in all this has worked so well I'm keen to build up some more to see what else I can do to make them cool and still easy/quick to build.

Cheers, Paul

02 October 2012 at 11:17 PM by Paul -
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Smaller 5mm flashing LEDs

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Smaller 5mm flashing LEDs. Adam helped drill the holes.

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The second one is made from a $1 hair drier (bought off Trade Me). I ripped out the heating element and moved the fan to the front of the casing. Then added LED's; some small 3mm ones, some 5mm flashing ones, a bright orange LED in behind the fan, plus a yellow LED inside a plastic tube stuck on the out side. Again it uses a single 9 volt LED to power it.

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The second one is made from a $1 hair drier (bought off Trade Me). I ripped out the heating element and moved the fan to the front of the casing. Then added LED's; some small 3mm ones, some 5mm flashing ones, a bright orange LED in behind the fan. Again it uses a single 9 volt LED to power it.

Michelle said it need a bit more "steam punk" so I added a yellow LED inside a plastic tube stuck on the out side. And there's a piece of video drum head stuck on the back for looks.

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The three position switch allows it to have two different on modes; switching two different strings of LED's with the fan.

02 October 2012 at 11:11 PM by Paul -
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I've made a couple of "flux capacitor transmorgifiers" for my 5 year old son and his friend.

Mark 1

The first one was made from the shell of an old battery drill, plus a computer CPU fan and some flashing LEDs and a 9 volt battery.

Large 10mm LEDs

Smaller 5mm flashing LEDs

There's a 3 position switch (from another old hair drier) which is either; off, up = Large LED's on plus fan, or down = flashing LEDs on.

Mark 2

The second one is made from a $1 hair drier (bought off Trade Me). I ripped out the heating element and moved the fan to the front of the casing. Then added LED's; some small 3mm ones, some 5mm flashing ones, a bright orange LED in behind the fan, plus a yellow LED inside a plastic tube stuck on the out side. Again it uses a single 9 volt LED to power it.


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