Electrical Engineering/Table Fan Design.

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Dear Prof Cleggsan

http://www.amazon.in/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=table+fan&tag=googinhydr1-21&index=aps&

http://shop.bajajelectricals.com/Table-Fan-c-51.aspx

Is it possible to re engineer Table Fan design where the Table Fan can rotate in all directions i.e. 360 degree rotation ?.

If we have a Mirror Blades on the Opposite side, maybe it is possible ?. We will require one more electric motor for this construction ?. i.e. Two motors.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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I googled for 360 degree fans and found many types and kinds with strange configurations for specialized applications in home and industry/commercial uses.

But using slip rings to pass the electrical current to the fan motor it is not a big engineering feat to enable 360 degree rotation - with one motor.

Here is an interesting design:

http://gizmodo.com/259794/360-degree-table-fan-looks-like-bird-torture

Here is one applied with a heating unit.  The air is forced upward and then fanned out with conical deflector at top:

http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-degree-Surround-Forced-HZ-0360/dp/B003XESD2M

And, you can find others in the market already.

Cheers.  

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