Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

Compressor for Bladeless Fan

by BoomZilla1 Jan 26, 2018
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Any success with this? I'm curious to try it but it is a lot of plastic to waste if its not really working yet.

I found that the mount part has some infinitely thin walls that resulted in a flimsy part when printed.

Duct tape seemed to fix it though.

What are the dimensions of this, and how long did it take to print?

Have you tried a blower fan on this?

Hello, i'm currently trying to print the compressor, but I have an issue with the mount, when I try to generate the G-Code, a part is too thin too be generated. Can you help me?

Hmm, I tried to make this so it would use a thin 2-layer wall all around. However I was using a 0.3mm nozzle. I see what you get with 0.4mm. Setting experimental->slicing tolerance=Inclusive and experimental->Try Multiple Line Thicknesses = true seems to get it. If I get time I'll see if I can upload one that is a hair thicker.

Does the brushless motor used for drones be better? I think it's quieter, especially if we do not get close to 10,000 RPM ...

I'm contemplating a similar thing ... have you tried it yet?

A brushless motor would be smaller, more efficient and are available with ball bearings, etc. I had the brushed one handy from some other project. Brushless would require a speed controller and an RC receiver or servo tester, etc. I doubt it would be much quieter though.

Wondering if its possible to use the turbine to make a drill mounted vacuum? Not sure how it would work with it having a solid flat bottom.

You could probably make it work, but you wouldn't want to suck things through the turbine. You would need to like cover the bottom with a sock and set it in a hole in the top of a 5 gallon bucket and attach a hose to bucket like a shop-vac.