This weekend project is useful for any maker attempting to solder indoors. Instead of just throwing away that old power supply you've got in the junk box, bring it back to life as a super cool (and super effective) fume extractor.
This project is a very straightforward guide for converting an old PC power supply box with a cooling fan into an AC powered, activated carbon fume extractor. After coming across a similar guide for the poor man’s fume extractor on Instructables (which consisted of little more than the gutted power supply itself), I decided to add activated carbon and a few other things to make the power supply fit my situation. The innards will vary from power supply to power supply, so I will not provide any precise measurements, just outline the steps. Down to business…Related