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Beat the Heat with This Homemade Air Conditioner

Sure, breaking through a CIA firewall is impressive. But sometimes, life hands you a hacking opportunity that’s decidedly analog.

TechinAsia highlights the DIY spirit of some Vietnamese students, unable to afford air conditioners, who were able to beat the heat using some old-fashioned ingenuity.

Apparently, it’s pretty easy to make your own air conditioner with little more than a fan and Styrofoam icebox:

Cut two holes the size of a PVC pipe on the cap of a Styrofoam icebox. Glue the bent part of a PVC pipe to one hole. Place a small fan on top of the other. Now just throw in some ice, turn on the fan and pat yourself on the back because you just paid VND200,000 for an air conditioner (just remember to refill the ice every 3 hours)!

We hope to see more Vietnamese DYI inventions in the future to add the the list of home-made helicopters, submarines and even Batpods.


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