Someone built this incredible 1:24 scale jet engine to use as a desk fan

What do you put on your desk? Staples. Pencils. Paper. A laptop. What don’t you put? A 1:24-scale electric jet engine you built yourself, one so loud it sounds like… uh… a jet engine.

Built with a DC motor from an old hairdryer, the jet engine isn’t really an engine, as it doesn’t produce any thrust. It is however a rather neat looking fan — the perfect thing to keep you cool while you type away at your desk.

Image: InterlinkKnight.

The biggest problem is the noise. At full throttle, the fan runs at a nippy 3600rpm. So it may prove too distracting to have on all the time.

If you’re interested in how it was made, a tutorial of sorts is available, though it’s more of an explanation and not a step-by-step guide.

This article was originally published by Gizmodo Australia. Read the original here.

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.