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It is relatively cheap to buy a remote control fan. They exist and are nice. However, they generally only allow the user to control fan speed and maybe add a few features like sleep mode and breeze mode.
However, depending on the environment it is used in, users of such fans frequently are forced
to actually control the fan by hand rather than by remote in order to do things like activate the oscillation mechanism (causing the fan to move left and right) or aim it. I propose a fan that never needs to be adjusted by hand unless you need to actually move the fan itself:
-Height controlled via remote using pneumatics.
-Rotation adjustable for full 360 degree lateral motion and for 45 degrees or so vertical motion.
-Speed controls, sleep mode, breeze mode controllable via remote.
We already have the technology to produce such a fan so it'd be nice if someone would do so.
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||I think servo motors or screw jacks would be a better choice than pneumatics.
||EDIT: make that stepper motors.
||What I envisioned from your title was a fan that "followed" a person around the room, always pointing at them, perhaps because they were carrying a small infrared dongle that the fan points toward. A (+) for me.
||I have a fan that is remote-controlled, and I can adjust the rotation, speed, sleep, and breeze mode via remote. It doesn't have height adjustment.
||I must have the same fan that danielo has.
Its never fallen short for me. I can do most
everything you list except i dont get a full
360 deg. (its against a wall so thats not a
problem) and i dont get height adjustment
(it points at my bed, so also not a
problem) and i dont get 45 deg up and
down adjustment (tower fan, so also not a
problem). not a bad idea though.
||We were going to post "Mona Lisa Fan" ("The breeze follows you around the room"), and then we found this .... BAH !
||//Mona Lisa Fan// that would be more realized by "Heat Seeking Fan" also in this category.