Below is a video of a mini fogger I just built. It uses an E-cigarette tip as the heater and liquid holder. Somewhere I saw where someone had used one of these as a small fogger so I thought I would give it a try!!
I have the battery holder and the small pump in a project box and a hose and the two wires for the e-cig attached to the box going to the tip. I am using 3 c-cell batteries to power both the pump and heater. It has a test button on the end as well as a jack to connect it to a prop controller.
It really works good and puts out a large amount of fog. I am using Pure Glycerin that I got at CVS in the make-up section!! I tried using regular fog juice and got very little fog from it. I also used e-cig juice which works good but it has nicotine in it and I didn't want that. Next I am going to try adding some fog scent to it.
The e-cig tip will unscrew from the end making replacement very easy. From what I have read they will burn out in a couple of weeks of regular use. The good news is they cost less than $2 each. Less than $1.50 online. At this price you could have several full ones ready to go and some with different scents. This whole project cost less than $15 dollars. It would be cheaper if all the parts were purchased online!! I did have some of the smaller items laying around and the cost does not include the batteries and glycerin.
Take a look at the video and let me know what you think!! I can think of lots of uses for this since it is portable and you can add fog right where you want it and have it controlled with a prop controller!!
Amazing! where is the schematics for it? I would love to build one. Would go great with like a tiny Coal Burning prop I am building. But my only concern would be the loud humm. Wonder how would I be able to mitigate that sound.
Thanks for all the nice comments!! Pyrosaxpalyer, I will try to draw up a schematic and a parts list tonight at work. Danski, I don't have any plans to sell any of these right now but it is really simple to build. The noise is somewhat loud, the pump I used is a micro air pump from China that was really cheap. There may be one that is quieter, I am going to look into it!! I am also going to see if I can muffle the sound from this one some. Now it is just mounted in the box with no foam or insulation. Again thanks for the nice comments and I welcome all comments and suggestions for improvement!!
Thanks Defenestrator, I was thinking of onboard costumes also, I think you could get some really good effects with it!! Cricket515 and SmartisSexy, im glad y'all like it, I hope you can use the idea!!
I have been running this thing a lot with the 3 'C' cell batteries and it is still going strong. I just ordered parts to build some using 3 'AA' batteries, this will cut the size down to about 1/4 the size it is now and make it much more portable. I think it will still have a good run time with the smaller batteries. I will take pictures of the steps as I go in case anyone would like to see how it is built. I am also going to make a list of the parts and where I ordered them. I am trying to draw up a schematic but my computer skills are not that great, neither are my drawing skills!!
I am also thinking of making one with 2 hoses so there will be 2 separate fog outputs, for maybe an angry demon prop with smoke coming from his nostrils??
Thanks to everyone for their input!! I will update this as soon as I get the new parts!!
Here is a quick schematic I drew up on MS paint. Its not great but I think it gets the idea across!! I am waiting on parts to arrive to build the next one of these which will be the smaller one. If there is any interest I can do a tutorial when I start building the next one. Most of the parts I have ordered off E-bay so who knows when they will arrive!! I received the push buttons yesterday!! The smaller version will cost less than 8 dollar apiece!! of course I had to order some of the parts 5 or 10 at a time to get a lower price but I will use everything eventually for something!! You can't have too many parts!! Thanks for looking!!