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Gadget Freak Case #198: Build a Remote Fan Control

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Re: Remote fan control
Technophile   11/11/2011 12:51:49 AM
True, there's an inexpensive commercial solution, but what's the fun (and where's the learning) in that?

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Remote fan control
j-allen   11/10/2011 10:24:06 AM
The design is well thought out and I have no doubt the gadget works as described, but it's a lot of labor to build.  There are cheap commercial radio-controlled (300 MHz) appliance switches on the market that would at least turn the fan on and off.  There are also 3-speed models using phase angle controllers for ceiling fans.  I have one that cost <$20 and works just fine.  There's no reason it wouldn't control a table fan just as well.   All one would have to do is install it in a suitable box.

I also like to build stuff but generally do so when there is no economical solution already available. 

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