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Whenever I upgrade a computer, I always try to salvage and reuse as many of the old parts that I can. One part I have collected a lot of over the years is the cooling fan. You find these in power supplies, on CPUs, and in tower cooling systems.

So what do you do with a bunch of small fans? You combine them into one big fan. In this project I take 16 PC cooling fans and mount them together to make a single 12 volt box fan. It is thin, light weight, strong, and quiet. It also stores easily. It can fit behind furniture or in a packed car. It can be powered by your computer’s power supply, an AC adapter, or a 12 volt car battery.

View this project on Instructables: instructables.com/id/PC-Box-Fan/