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For directional airflow
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A set of 20 to 50 solar powered flat minifans placed on walls, floor and ceiling, silently create desired slow and "light" air flow and convection in the home or office.
pashute, Aug 11 2014

these are pretty *cool* http://lifehacker.c...s-your-energy-costs
[xandram, Aug 15 2014]


       Have we perchance just had an incident with some paper a fan & large areas of the floor at the office?
Skewed, Aug 11 2014

       sorry, i don't understand.
pashute, Aug 14 2014

       Your desire for less vigorous airflow suggested to me you may have been the recent victim of having a fan blow papers all over the floor.
Skewed, Aug 14 2014

       I think you're reading into it. Air conditioning is expensive and energy intensive, I think he's just proposing an air conditioning solution that distributes the work to many small fans rather than just a single large fan.   

       It makes sense. A large fan doesn't really produce much airflow in a large space, and anyone who has had one of those back and forth alternating fans knows what it's like to wait for that breeze to intermittently return. But I imagine many small fans would create a constant slight breeze that is distributed around the area. And of course would not be strong enough to blow the papers.
rcarty, Aug 15 2014

       Maybe install mini fans in the desk, to suck on the paper so it stays where put.
popbottle, Aug 16 2014

       I meant more like a domino effect, where the air gets sent to one area, and there it is sent to another. So you get to actually "structure" the stream you want. And thanks [xandram]!!   

       Years ago there was a similar concept of 'water sculpting' all around in Canberra (the official capital of Australia) including on the sloped roof of the parliament house, which also doubled as a walking parkway. It was an American Architect's artistic idea, the same man who planned most of the beautiful town of Canberra. I think most of the 'water sculpting' is gone now, following several years of drought and water shortage.
pashute, Aug 28 2014

       // most of the 'water sculpting' is gone now, following several years of drought and water shortage. //   

       And has anyone drawn the obvious connection between those two things ?
8th of 7, Aug 28 2014

       a shortage of air?
pashute, Aug 28 2014

       A shortage of sculptors?
not_morrison_rm, Aug 28 2014

       oh you meant, a connection between the water sculpting (and artificial lake) and the water shortage?   

       In fact there were environmentalists who claimed that the large artificial changes were part of the climate disasters in those years, but I think the mainstream scientific view was that it was the lack of bush fires connected with the Eucalyptus trees (who's seeds are dependent on fire) and the native Aborigine peoples, which had previously kept the eco-system running "correctly".   

       My brother had worked with someone who had a vision of changing the trees in south and east Australia to ones that are not dependent on fires, and rather send up the cloud thickening chemicals and aerosol particles themselves.
pashute, Aug 28 2014


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