Though June is almost over, there are still plenty of hot weather days ahead of us. For this post, we’re bringing you a project that will help you cool down. Whether you need a breeze at your desk, a break at the beach or some added incentive for folks to stop at the lemonade stand, this littleBitty Air Conditioner will do the trick.
This project was designed and built by #MR #STEAM of Chattanooga, TN, where it is plenty hot! The unit makes use of an old PC fan in the front and three littleBits fans in the back. Using an Analog Temperature Sensor from Adafruit and an Arduino module from littleBits, the air conditioner can be programmed to turn on when the room reaches a certain temperature.
If you prefer to take control, it also has a wireless on switch so you can fire it up whenever you’re in need of a refreshing blast.
Not cool enough for you? Add ice to the case and watch the temperature drop. Just make sure the case is well-sealed so you keep the water away from the littleBits.
Once you have everything you need, assembling this air conditioner is. . . (we have to say it) a breeze!
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