Thermaltake mini fridge

thermaltake mini fridge

[Jared Bouck] has posted the latest project at Inventgeek: Thermaltake minifridge. Jared isn’t a big fan of the cost/reliability trade-off that comes with most overclocking projects so he decided to take on an entirely different cooling project. He found this Thermaltake case that resembled a refrigerator and took it the rest of the way. The cooling components came out of two 65W peltier camping coolers. After gutting the case, he mounted the power supply so that the intake and exhaust are external to the case. The peltier coolers were wired directly to the PS and the entire case was lined with foam. The last step was to add plexiglass ramps for the cans.

Comments

  1. steel maverick says:

    Now he should make this into a working PC. That’s what i would do. Sodas and a pc. w00t

    FIRST POST = ME!!!!

  2. Alan says:

    Neat idea! I wonder if the build time is understated though… Half an hour seems a bit quick to put something like this together.

    Say goodbye to the beer fridge :)

  3. Rancid Milk says:

    It would be better if you could fill it up through the 5 1/4 slots.

  4. TekRat says:

    Turning that into a functional pc would be a great hack for gamerz everywhere who will not only have the ammo in the game but the ammo to stay awake right inside the very machine they are using to pwn the enemy

  5. monster says:

    wow, tekrat must have just discovered slang

  6. kernel says:

    rancid milk:
    “It would be better if you could fill it up through the 5 1/4 slots.”

    I rekkon it would be good if you had redbull coming our of one slot, sprite 3g out another, you know 250ml cans, some variety.

  7. greg0r says:

    That’s one of the coolest mods I’ve ever seen!
    haha, get it? :P

  8. robo says:

    Now this is this the shit I have been waiting for.
    But I wish it was a working Pc. Anyway sweet!

  9. Edward472 says:

    I think i will take on the challenge of putting it into my computer wish me luck!

  10. shavenwarthog says:

    a reminder, Peltier junctions are quite inefficient — they’ll produce a lot more heat than cooling.

  11. weirdguy0101 says:

    http://www.dewmod.com/

    complete pwnage

  12. trebuchet03 says:

    #8

    hehe… anything that cools something else will produce more heat than when you started (otherwise you have discovered free energy o.0 ) Entropy is going to be the end of us errr… everything :P

  13. Bucky says:

    “Hey guys, the magic fridge is back!”

  14. Registered99 says:

    Pretty interesting project. I also wish it was a usable computer, even if something like a Mac Mini or VIA board. Points off for being the same guy who told me I won his contest, then disqualifying me for age.

  15. andrew says:

    I like the USB despense idea, although a parallel port interface would be easier & cheaper :D

  16. Steffen says:

    get off the guys cool aid

    the hot air could be blown out of the computer.

  17. ed says:

    You know i like these types of articles i was sitting here at the computer last night thinking man i wish i could run my computer super cool. i am in the process of running one computer and fixing to run three and they tend ot put off heat. so i came up with an idea that i am implimenting and after seeing the fridge here i have to do it now. I have free elcectricity and gas at my place so i found a free chest freezer in the local trading newspaper [i just have to pick it up] so three computers in a chest freezer [small one] with cd bays in the front. now i just have to buy a digital camera.

    ed

  18. Eviltwin says:

    Next step is to, as said, put a working mobo in there. Shuld work with a via mini ITX card.

    And, set it up with mySQL, and let it dispense automatically over network! Also, it could give you some outputs, like how many cold ones it is in there, teperature, uptime, etc.

    I wish i had money for projects like theese.

  19. wifi-guy says:

    Now if he can get Cheerios to come out of the cereal port every time he starts his day!

  20. Totokan says:

    Darn! I was going to make one of those…
    Isn’t there another one somewhere on hackaday that had the logo ‘beer inside’?

  21. greg says:

    Speaking of 5.25″ drive bays, why not mount a CD-ROM for use as a built in cup-holder?

  22. suerpman says:

    should made it hold multiple kinds of drinks
    then put like the hard liquir pc on top of it
    and also made it a liquid cooling system for your pc

  23. Billy says:

    Dayyyymn I wish I was a genious like that. I would make it so it could disperse the drink like a fountain into a cup though. BTW I know MD is the preferred drink of all late night gamers, but do they realize what it does to their sperm? I just hope their baby’s don’t end up looking like this…. http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?nid=69722

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