What looks like a potential WMD, requires a huge power supply, and has several fans and wires dangling off the sides? Why a mini fridge of course! Your cubical buddy at work may have a Perfect Coffee Mug, or a USB powered fridge but it wont be as large of a caliber as [CaptPikel’s]. Little information about it is out thus far, but an Instructable is promised. We do however know that it uses 3 peltier coolers (assumed to be 60watt each) and can cool down to 46F while being underpowered! If only it held just a few more cans.
16 thoughts on “Single Can Mini Fridge”
55 watts to cool one can?
He doesn’t mention what kind of time frame that takes, but that seems a little obnoxious.
not a hack. not until you use it to chill beer. that is required. get it right next time.
A nice dark microbrew looks like it would be a perfect fit. OH! Fit this into a small wood and copper keg for that steampunk look!
its probably so overpowered it doesn’t need insulation; stupid brute force, that’s the hacker way.
dis is awesome! you can make a bong out of it! Actually I would suggest to who ever made this to hold on to the heatsink on the PS and find a ground point..
That implementation is definitely going to score a call to the EOD guys if a stranger ever sees it.
This is stupid.
Its very inefficient any moron can hook a power supply up to a few peltier coolers. It dosent help me do anything I couldn’t do with a mini fridge next to my computer that would use less power and cool way more drinks and food.
Peltier coolers are neat but they are some power hungry bastards.
in the past I tried to see if such a system could be scaled up to act as a silent heating/cooling system for surveillance vehicles.
what i got for my trouble was a nightmare of power consumption.
Yep, Peltiers are what? 10% efficient? Compressors, like those used in ordinary fridges, are 40% efficient.
At least you can have a beer, while being question by airport security.
(not a good idea to put this on you’re carry on)
Now if you add either an lcd or led display that counts down until cold enough to enjoy, it could attract som really unwanted attention.
Haha, now I like the idea of adding a LED display counting down until it’s cold enough. Maybe even have it make a beeping noise each minute/second?
great humor in the above posts and i am very very proud of the work this guy did. we may need to set up alternative systems for survival soon and this is one more option.
alternate systems for survival? smart thinking – we can’t survive without cold b33r.
haha, that’s retardedly awesome. i wonder how much power it takes to run that thing.
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