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Try one of these OP, they are great, super high quality, have had them since for my ps3 since 2011, and still going strong
I built mine using this fan. It has built in speed control so no need for extra parts other than a USB power source. I just used and old iPhone AC adapter and stuck the fan inside a small cardboard box with a small hole cut in the top for the magnet. Total cost was less than $15.
i use this fan it has a flat usb cord so you dont have to drill through the back but it still holds its seal. also it has a variable speed control i jyst leave it on the lowest setting
I've been using [link] in my wineador for awhile now. It works great. I have it hooked up to a mechanical timer to run for 30mins every 2 hours. I almost never have to mess with the humidity.
Hi, sorry for bothering on a 2 week post. I thinking of buying the Kangaroo and would probably use the same small fan. I've used the same one before on an old rig.
Question: Where did you place the fan? What part of the Kangaroo does the fan blow?
If it doesnt work try this fan. It plugs into any USB phone charger and has a built in speed controller.
I'm having a lot of trouble with my DIY stirplate. Using the circular rare earth magnets + computer fan + wooden box method, but when the fan is on low I can't get the stir bar to move at all and when it's on high the bar just slightly rattles. I've moved the damn fan up and down enough times to see if it was a matter of too weak of a magnetic field, and I don't think it's that.
Using a 1 3/8" bar, N48 neodymium magnets, and this fan: [link]
Any suggestions? Where am I going wrong? Do I just need a smaller stir bar?
The easiest version you can make would be to buy a thermal take mobile fan ii. It comes with the speed adjustment built in, uses usb, and it costs like $15.
This is what I use and it works like a charm.
You definitely can do starters without a stir plate, but you will have to make larger starters to get the same cell count, which will result in higher costs for DME or whatever you use for your starters.
If you want to DIY a stirplate, you just need a fan, some rare earth magnets or magnets from a hard drive, a $5 stir bar and a container. I didn't even house my stir plate, it's just the fan by itself, and it works fine. There are plenty of guides out there for DIY'ing a stir plate.
I have done starters without a stir plate, I usually do a gallon in that case, which can get expensive.
You could also just take yeast from a previous yeast cake, store it in the fridge and reuse it.
Definitely for me. I'm not sure how difficult it would be on your part to offer it with and without, but that would probably be a good option to provide also.
If this helps you this is the fan that I used and seems to be the most often recommended one for builds.
So at $16 without the magnets and the precision that your product would offer, you can see why a $20 price point would be appealing. Let me know if you need any more feedback from a consumer point of view.
It's kind of hodgepodge, but what if you keep the system opened up sitting vertically and use one of the back usb ports for those small computer fans? Like this sort of thing: [link]
Mine was doing the same thing as well. I sent it in for repair, and a year later it started happening again. I tried everything. The thing that finally worked was this. It is a USB fan. My PS3 was getting to hot where it seats in my entertainment center. I have not had any random shut downs since putting this behind my ps3, and letting it run.
This may not fix your issue, but it may help, and it is a lot cheaper then sending it in for repair.
I've never heard the PS3s described as crap. They are solid pieces of technology. The only time I've really heard the PS3 failure rate discussed is to compare it favorably to the 360.
It's just one data point, but my PS3 lasted for four years of heavy, daily usage before it YLOD. I fixed it on my own, and it's back up and running.
Anyway, the point is that Sony definitely didn't choose 5 activations because they were trying to cover for the PS3's low failure rate. I don't know the reason behind the number, but it wasn't the failure rate.
By the way, four YLODs in (at most) six years is pretty extreme. Is your PS3 ventilating well? You might try picking up a cheap USB fan like this one: [link]
Been following the iQue since its development and release. I too would love to hear about anyone with experience with one.. I have to admit that I have the Stoker (best Christmas present ever). Stoker kills the BBQ Guru. Love the reporting ability the Stoker has, allows for smarter cooks. I needed a bigger fan as well, the 5 cfm didn't supply enough air... so I got this fan.
That sounds like a worthwhile project! Thank you for sharing. Are you also active on egpu.io? The community over there would surely benefit from the information you found. I think you are the first to actually disassemble the Razer Core X's PSU. For you, is the 80mm fan the largest noise factor? I am guessing that is what is driving you to attempt the replacement?
Finally I would definitely be interested in seeing some pictures of your disassembly. As for the 2-pin JST connector, I recall seeing something similar and am curious if it is the same type as on the Thermaltake mobile USB fan? Take a look at this Amazon link (https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Adjustable-External-One-touch-Retractable/dp/B00080G0BK)
Two of the photos clearly show the 2-pin connector. The USB fan is a 5V model though. When you test the connector, do let us know whether the fan is 5V rather than the expected 12V.
That can't be great for reception. Just buy one of those cheap PC fans that plug into USB (should be a USB on the router) I have one is these misc cooling needs [link]
If you've got a spare USB port, this exists. Haven't tried it myself though, and there may be cheaper elsewhere: [link]
I have this one in my wineador
It's quiet and has adjustable speed, I like it.
No, maybe 1 degree if that. I have a small fan in the bottom on a super low speed that circulates the air though. This one if you're at all interested.
That's what I have. Pretty simple design, and worked well when I've used it.
I don't think you need a fan timer. This is what I use, and I just let it run 24/7. It has a variable control knob, so you can adjust how much air it moves. I use a small converted deep freeze though, so a fan is more of a necessity than it would be in a fridge. You might be able to get by without any fan.
One problem I wasn't expecting was too much humidity when you first hang product that's just come out of the cure. You can probably get the de-humidifier /u/ellipses1 linked. I just open the door a crack. After a week and a half or so, the humidity gets under control, and it's back to adding humidity.
I just put together my own temp and humidity controllers, so I don't have any advice to give you there.
That's all I use though - temp controller turns chamber on/off, humidity controller turns humidifier on/off (I'm going to get the smallest humidifier I can at some point here), and small fan runs on low 24/7.
Here's a pic if you're interested. It's not pretty, but I haven't gotten around to going back and cleaning up the wire runs, etc yet.
Repost from a few days ago. I still have some leftover items up for grabs
For personal reasons, I am leaving the hobby. It was fun while it lasted but now my lackluster hardly-used equipment needs to go. This community is so positive and helpful for the up-and-coming homebrewer so I'll feed into it. If you want any of the equipment below all I ask is for you to pay for shipping (or pick-up if local), and if you want to shoot me a few more bucks feel free. Just put it to good use and don't let it collect dust like I did. Most of this stuff is probably not even worth the shipping but here's the list:
can you link to the fan you used? I found this USB powered fan on Amazon but it's $12 and there's probably a simpler one I can use?
I've got a few of these still laying around. They're awesome. Variable RPM via a little dial thingie too.
So other than style, what differentiates your product from the myriad other USB powered fans on the market? It looks cool, but at the end of the day it looks like it's just a case fan inside an enclosure with an adapter for USB power. What makes your product better than something like this or like this?
This PC Fan, + washer, + old HDD magnet, + cheap box (I found a cigar box for $1).
Total stir plate cost: < $15
With a variable speed CPU fan: [link] , the "right way" is already included.
Cheaper fan with usb cord and voltage knob included.
This is the exact one I'm using. I got it in-store at Fry's Electronics, and it was on sale at the time. [link]
Amazon has it for a tad cheaper atm [link]
Basically any USB powered fan should be fine. I have the PS3 placed vertically, with the USB fan resting on top to help blow hot air out.
Yup! I love it for when the office gets stuffy.
10ft per line, keep the temperature, set to 12 psi and add a PC fan to avoid temperature stratification. All your problems will be fixed.
I got one of these and it works
I used it and it works great. not too loud either.
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Have you made a stir plate yet: [link]
There is this
And tons of similar on Amazon
Mine too gets so warm. Should i buy the usb fan?[link]. Where should i put it?
If it's in some sort of cubby and feels warm, you can get a decent and cheap USB fan to circulate air. I have this one and it works great.
I've got a Thermaltake Mobile Fan II ready to mod with suction-cups so it sticks to the back plate for when my i7 arrives :)