It has been very hot here lately. Very humid actually and I noticed something really strange. When my dad kept trying to print while on the wireless network. The printer was not found. I noticed this every time. I then checked my computer and I had no problem printing. I logged into the router and found nothing out of the ordinary. After blaming the OS and thinking it was that and even after the software re-install because I was having other issues, it kept doing the same thing when printing. I then just turned off the router for a bit and turned it back on one day and bam, it started working again. I know I don't have anything special set up here, so I had to look into this a bit more. I decided to try and get one of those usb fans, but they ranged from 5 to 15 bucks. I have made some usb ports before, and I also have a few fans laying around. I thought I check out what the cheap usb fan was about at the local fry's. It turns out it's cheap and well, it probably wouldn't work since the blades were plastic and it just looked cheap. I saw a couple of the more expensive ones and noticed the plugs were just the regular type. Nothing special so I figure, what the heck, I'll make my own but I'll test it on the UPS usb port first of course. I don't want to fry anything. Been there than that too but it's not impossible to do if you're very careful. So here's what I did. I have the parts anyway so why not.
This is just a dual hard drive fan and a usb cable I had cut and used the other end for a different project a while back.