7 DIY Air Conditioners To Keep You Cool This Summer

When your fan isn't cutting it, build one of these do-it-yourself air conditioners to stay cool this summer.

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When your fan isn't cutting it, build one of these do-it-yourself air conditioners to stay cool this summer.

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Copper Coiled Air Conditioner

The heart of this cooling system is a small that is typically used to circulate water in an aquarium. For this project it is used to pump cool water through copper coils attached to a fan, creating an effective cooling system.

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Small Desktop Cooler

This little cooler is powered by a 9 volt battery and a small computer fan. It directs air in all directions, but could be modified to cool in just one direction.

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Styrofoam Cooler Air Conditioner

A styrofoam cooler makes a great DIY air conditioning box, as the holes are easy to cut and the coolers are cheap to buy. This video demonstrates how cool the air being circulated can be.

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Oscillating Fan and Ice Air Conditioner

You just need a fan and two plastic soda bottles to make this air conditioner. Modify the bottles by cutting off the end and punching holes in the sides. Then strap them to the back of the fan and fill the bottles with ice. Voila! Cool air.

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Directional Bucket Air-Conditioner

This air conditioner is made of an insulated 5-gallon bucket. The vent holes are fitted with threaded PVC, so directional attachments can be added as well as stoppers to prevent leaks.

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Solar-Powered Air Conditioner

This air conditioner is extra sturdy since it's made from a plastic cooler, and the fan can be powered by a 12 volt battery or a 15-watt (1 amp) solar panel. This makes it effective as a portable unit that can be run off your car battery or used for camping.

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Desktop Air Cooler

This personal cooler is powered by a . As long as you keep the container filled with cool water, it will pump out a steady but small stream of cool air.

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