Camel milk cooler

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Camel milk cooler
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Ingenious evaporative cooler built to cool camel’s milk in Somalia. I love the use of corrugated galvanized iron sheets and sisal sack fabric to create the airflow and cooling system.

The upper ends of the fabric overhang in a water trough that rings the top of the cooler. Capillary action causes the water to slowly trickle over the inner and outer surfaces. A small vent keeps the interior air circulating and wind guides or tunnels direct air flow over the exterior surfaces.


Evapocooler invention for cooling camels milk in Somalia

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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