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Ozymandias

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Here's a couple pictures of my peltier powered, self-cooling drink coolie. I found the plans for this in the September 2004 issue of Popular Science magazine. I followed the directions exactly except for a little Tim Allen style "more power!" modifications. I used a 60 watt peltier junction and a Thermaltake Volcano 8 CPU cooler.


In this picture you can see the coolie with an ice-cold Pepsi. As you can clearly see on the thermometer, the peltier junction is removing quite a bit of heat. In the background you can see the power supply I use to power the contraption. I'll eventually build a battery pack so its portable (then I can take it to launches!).


We took this picutre after about 45 minutes of operation. The coolie can keep canned beverages cold and delicious almost indefinitely.
 

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I saw that in PopSci this month... wow, I can't believe you actually built one :p

Welcome to the forum, David! (I'm one of the other Davids in ROC ;))
 

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Is that a 15 inch PB in the background?? VERY cool!
Oh yeah, your pepsi cooling dealy's nice too....:kill: :D
 

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can i ask WHY ISN'T THAT ON YOUR CPU :D :D

wish i could afford peltier for me 'puter
 

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Originally posted by Justin Horne
Is that a 15 inch PB in the background?? VERY cool!
Oh yeah, your pepsi cooling dealy's nice too....:kill: :D
Why yes it is! As a matter of fact I'm using it right now.
 

Ozymandias

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Originally posted by rabidsheeep
can i ask WHY ISN'T THAT ON YOUR CPU :D :D

wish i could afford peltier for me 'puter
Simple. Because my PC is water cooled. :p
 

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CURSE YOU SILENT WATER COOLED PEOPLE.

my computers got 6 fans blasting right now at 5 am. i think it might be part of my insomnia problem.
 

Ryan S.

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Nice computer, it looks alot like the one I am using right now ;)
 
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