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usb fan and software to control

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hi,
to generate the wind in the game, do u know or did u try or any tips about the following question:

if i cut a usb cable and i connect to a fan that i removed from a pc case and i connect than this fan to the pc and use the software to control the wind (don't remember the name of the software) will this work or i need to buy some equipment ?
don't have experience at all about this so i'm thinking to try
thx for any tips and suggestion
:)
 

blekenbleu

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case fun with 3 cable
For 3 cable fans, a so-called motor shield is required to control fan speed,
but SimHub also supports Arduino with motor shield for such use.
However, users report that fan with 100CFM wind rating are wanted for good results,
and few PC fans are so powerful. If buying a new fan with sufficient power,
it will be cheaper and easier to get 4-wire and avoid the complication of a motor shield.

Frankly, if you lack DIY experience, consider a turn-key wind package, such as from SRS.
 
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For 3 cable fans, a so-called motor shield is required to control fan speed,
but SimHub also supports Arduino with motor shield for such use.
However, users report that fan with 100CFM wind rating are wanted for good results,
and few PC fans are so powerful. If buying a new fan with sufficient power,
it will be cheaper and easier to get 4-wire and avoid the complication of a motor shield.

Frankly, if you lack DIY experience, consider a turn-key wind package, such as from SRS.
4 key wire need arduino or something else to work with the software?
 
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It is not plug and play. The fan needs wiring to an Arduino module and power supply.
One must learn enough about SimHub to configure and download appropriate code
from SimHub to the Arduino module. Links in previous replies are for such information.
ok thx for all the info, i found in the website many info
thx again for the tips :)
 
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