Laptop cooler

In 2008, my four-year-old laptop gradually gave up the ghost. A number of things went wrong with it and a corresponding (actually slightly smaller) number of its parts had to be replaced.

One of its problems was overheating. The logical solution was to build a cooling system for it.

I didn't want to block the airflow to the computer's already overloaded fans, so I made series of customised aluminium and copper water tanks to fit underneath the laptop while leaving its fans unobstructed.This is actually a smaller, healthier laptop being used as a demo model. Water is pumped up the pipe on the right and allowed to trickle over a series of aluminium cones on the left before recirculating underneath the computer.

The cooling system was eminently practical and portable to suit my hectic urban lifestyle.

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