#1989: Coldirect

When the weather is hot and the office fan is working overtime, how come it spends most of its time blasting air in the wrong direction?

Today’s invention is a rotating fan which incorporates a cheap thermal camera.

This directs the fan’s airstream towards regions of the room which are hotter than average.

Ideally it would also benefit from having a processor running face recognition software.

This opens up an opportunity to have the airflow directed towards individuals (perhaps according to how hot, or hardworking, each indvidual is).


  1. I like this one, a fan that follows you around the room! Should not be too difficult to wire up either, just grab a fan some servos and a Raspberry Pi!

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