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The Ribbon Ceiling Fan: The Coolest Next Generation Air Cooler

A design student from the University of blade fans.  The Ribbon Ceiling Fan recently won an Australian Design Award in the student design category.

 

 

Ribbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahonRibbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahon

 


Benjamin McMahon has a patent pending for his ribbon-inspired design/invention that not only looks like a fast, free-flowing ribbon, spinning in suspension, when it's turned on, but his Ribbon Ceiling Fan is actually more efficient than other ceiling fans, perhaps even limiting the need for air conditioning in some environments.

Making use of the geometry of a helical loop, the Ribbon Ceiling Fan's unique blades are able to focus air in a wider circumference from the fan than current blade fan. Another positive feature of the Ribbon is that it uses standard fixtures for installation, making it much easier to replace a standard fan.

 

Ribbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahonRibbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahon

 

Ribbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahonRibbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahon

 

 Ribbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahonRibbon Ceiling Fan by Benjamin McMahon

 

The student design section of the Australian International Design Awards also functions to select the Australian students who qualify for the James Dyson Award, an international design award specifically for next generation designs from students. 

McMahon naturally hopes to do well in those awards; however, he plans to begin marketing his design soon, regardless.  And he already has an industrial design position in a firm in Australia.

 

All images via Australian International Design Awards

Sources: Australian International Design Awards via Balmain Village Voice

Comments
Aug 13, 2010
by Anonymous

Ribbon fan propellors in aeroplanes

Inverted ribbon fan profiles could be used in aeroplane propellor lift up as as in wing designs to incraese in the lift coefficient perhaps such desines in fuselage to fecilitate easy take off.
For discussion side please.

Aug 13, 2010
by Anonymous

Best laser dynamic profiles along pahse shifted quantum wells

The ribbon fan profile could be utilised as best air conditioning flaps for indoor cooling as it will cool more area.
On lasing side a combination of such profiles as reflective materials as phase conjugated inverters could tried as phase conjugated squeezing using xenon flouride,bismoth vapour compression simulations of corbinova anamoulous quantized Hall's effective inner profiled projections when made of intensive magnetic field compressionmade along such Ribbon compresion profiles.
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