You know how making your own fan powered AC out of a cooler is all the rage. Well, jump over here and take a look at what they should look like and then ponder down below at what we actually built. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
That said, I'm totally fine with this monstrosity. This was our tester. We both watched the youtube videos. Den believed that it would work, I was skeptical. Which meant I wasn't spending any money on this project. We did buy the fan but figured that it would just head off to college with DJ since one is on the "to buy/scavange" list anyways. So I see it as out no money spent, sort of deal.
Anyways, watch the video if you want to make one. Otherwise its a beat up Styrofoam cooler, 4 holes, a fan and old paint rollers,
Hard to believe but this works very well. I'm going to scavenge some more pop bottles because I think that it will make it colder if I have a couple more in the cooler. But this is an easy project and I'm enjoying the monstrosity as I type.
I may even (gulp) suggest that we make one out of a real igloo cooler. Hmmmmm, I'm thinking one from a yard sale but still I would be willing to spend money on this one.