Although Dyson’s Bladeless fans look freakin’ cool and feature a Helmholtz cavity designed to capture and dissipate motor noise, the bladeless tech comes in at a hefty $300 – easily sitting in the upper price bracket for desktop fans. While the bladeless fans feature ridiculously cool-looking internal parts just like Dyson’s vacuums, is the bladeless technology really all that complicated?

According to YouTuber Rulof Maker, it’s actually not.

Using just a microwave fan, a water jug, and a planter vase, Rulof reverse engineers Dyson’s Bladeless Fan technology into a simplified DIY version that can be made for next to nothing – if you don’t mind that DIY aesthetic.

While the finished product may not be as efficient as Dyson’s or feature a Helmholtz cavity for reducing noise, it’s nonetheless a killer way to beat the summer heat.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.