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Previously Dale had mentioned his Macbook was getting hot, here’s a tool to manually control the fan to cool that puppy down…

  • Let’s you set the minimum speed for each fan individually.
  • Adjust fan speed until the Macbook(Pro) is finally comfortable on your legs again
  • Auto apply mode to set the new fan-speeds after a restart
  • Sourcecode included! Extend it and change it to your needs

smcFanControl – Link.


Updated version, smcFanControl 2.0 – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. aplumb says:

    Thanks for the link to 2.0; hadn’t spotted that one.

    Not sure why those links always resolve to an IP address on the Mac (they stay “” on the WinXP machine here), but the original URL is/was

    …and the new one: