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Here’s a simple solder fume filter/fan made from a plastic CD spool case, aquarium filter material, and some scrounged electronics.

Fume Extractor [via the Make: Flickr Pool]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Marc de Vinck

    Wow, I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Gareth Branwyn

    I love the handle/stand. It also holds the fan in place with spring-tension. Very cool.