DIY: Cardboard laptop cooler

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DIY: Cardboard laptop cooler
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Here is another great idea form James Li. This time he used some scrap cardboard and an old case fan to make a laptop cooler. Let’s just hope his laptop does get too hot, cardboard ignites easily.

My laptop needs to be slightly elevated to cool it down, so here is a laptop cooler (unfortunately, not strong enough to be made into a stand) It even runs on USB power! All I need to plug it into a spare USB port. I stripped this USB plug form the masses of USB extenders that Dick Smith ship with their flash drives (that’s that black USB plug)

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8 thoughts on “DIY: Cardboard laptop cooler

  1. sweavo says:

    Could be made much “cooler” (See what I did?) by constructing it as a lattice of cardboard strips. Then it would have the strength to be a stand.

  2. J says:

    if the laptop reaches the 842°F necessary to autoignite the cardboard he may want to get that thing looked at

  3. Paul Im says:

    it’s kind of like mine. cool.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Pwr-laptop-cooler/

    but mine is not portable nor is my old alienware laptop. haha.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How does it cool the laptop if the fan is concentrated on just a corner of it. This really could be improved if the air had streams to travel through.

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