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Rift Cooling Mods

Captain_Dark_OneCaptain_Dark_One Posts: 7
NerveGear
So has anyone come up with or agreed to a good cooling mod?

I see an image of a 3D printed faceplate with a fan slot extension, but they have not shared the STL file.
I know a simple one is just sticking it on with double-sided foam tape, but with too much shaking that can fall off easily.

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,227 Volunteer Moderator
    Cheap, simple and can be pointed directly at the rift/face.......gives immersion with flight sims as a bonus ;)


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  • Captain_Dark_OneCaptain_Dark_One Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    If that is a serious answer then that is THE worst "mod" ever!
    not only is it useless, it's useless!
    No air goes into the headset at all!

    if you wanted to give a silly answer you would have done better suggesting adding a sponge in the headset!
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 700
    3Jane
    Actually, even a smaller usb fan pointed in the right direction seems to help me.  Air seems to get in fine in the small gap just above/around the top of my nose.  I think I'm going to get a bigger fan this Aussie Summer.  Like techy says, should be great for flight sims to help give you that open-cockpit feeling, lol!

    A built-in pc fan on the goggle's themselves would be better for sure.
    Alienware 17r4 Laptop with i7-7700hq 2.8/3.6, 32 gb ram, gtx1060 w/6gb ram, 256gb ssd, 1tb hdd, Oculus Rift w/2x sensors.  Now using an Alienware Graphics Amplifier (AGA) with Zotac gtx1080ti Blower and Asus vg248qe 144hz external monitor.  All works great!
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,227 Volunteer Moderator
    Sense of humour failure ?
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
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  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,221 Valuable Player
    Techy111 said:
    Cheap, simple and can be pointed directly at the rift/face.......gives immersion with flight sims as a bonus ;)


    ICaptain_Dark_One said:
    If that is a serious answer then that is THE worst "mod" ever!
    not only is it useless, it's useless!
    No air goes into the headset at all!

    if you wanted to give a silly answer you would have done better suggesting adding a sponge in the headset!
    Someone isn't a fan of your sense of humor Techy111.
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,227 Volunteer Moderator
    Hah I see what you did there 
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,832 Valuable Player
    Now I accept no responsibility should anyone be stupid enough to try this but the best way to cool the headset down is to submerge it in iced water for an hour before putting it on. B) :D :p
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,694 Valuable Player
    If that is a serious answer then that is THE worst "mod" ever!
    not only is it useless, it's useless!
    No air goes into the headset at all!

    if you wanted to give a silly answer you would have done better suggesting adding a sponge in the headset!

    I use a fan and it works, the air gets in through the nose gap area.  There's a good mod out though where you drill two holes in the top of the rift and connect tubing that goes down the lenght of your cable to an air pump for a fish tank.  It looks like it would work great but I'm afraid to put a drill to my rift.
  • Captain_Dark_OneCaptain_Dark_One Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    No, looks like a sense of sarcasm failure to me. ;)
  • MrDeath_MrDeath_ Posts: 37
    Brain Burst
    edited August 2018
    this is my solution, it only cools your forehead though. in my case it's not important to cool the inside of my rift with air as it'll dry out my eyes.

    I used the Vive 'n Chill that i superglued on a Velcro strip that holds on the Velcro on the side. with a USB powerbank on the top strap in a way so you won't notice it.

    and offtopic : the modmic 5 on the side since my rift microphone sounded super muffled.
  • Captain_Dark_OneCaptain_Dark_One Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    Well I am gonna try this one first



    Instead of a USB cable and a powerpack I have glued a 9V battery to the fan as well.
    Didnt have a 9V connector or an old 9V battery to splice together a connector, so just made the negative end wire into a hook to place in the connection and take it out when not needed

  • TickTockTickTock Posts: 200
    Nexus 6
    Here's my solution: Horns of Coolness.  Also makes a great Touch holder ;-)


    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."
     -Groucho Marx
  • TickTockTickTock Posts: 200
    Nexus 6
    edited August 2018
    I also have @Techy111 's fan, but @Captain_Dark_One is right - you also need a way to blow into the HMD.

    I don't think you will be happy, Captain, with the blower underneath unless you keep your mic muted - that is where the mics are.
    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."
     -Groucho Marx
  • Captain_Dark_OneCaptain_Dark_One Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    edited August 2018
    Horns? Or chicken legs? :D 

    I was hoping this guy would have released this stl files for this
    Or rather I wish I was good at CAD so I could make my own using the file oculus shared.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/57chcl/cooling_venting_fan_for_facial_interface/
  • TickTockTickTock Posts: 200
    Nexus 6
    That design covers at least one LED.  Probably OK, but I set out to make sure none were obscured when I designed mine  (which is why it is a little weird coming up away from the HMD).  Chicken legs?  You got some funky chickens where you live!  :smile:
    "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."
     -Groucho Marx
  • SimProlougeSimProlouge Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hello everybody,

    just stumbled over this thread.
    My name is Daniel and i´m from germany.

    I would like to introduce my cooling kit for the Rift.

    Since i love endurance sim racing it was time to do something against fogging Rift lenses and glasses.

    Therefore i created the Cooling Kit for the Oculus Rift CV1.

    Main part is a 3D printed part that replaces the Oculus facial interface. On it you can mount a fan that gently sucks air out of the Rift and prevents any type of fogging.
    After ordering the rest of the parts needed, you can assemble the Kit.
    To not make it a miracle a manual for the assembly can be found on my homepage.

    See the pictures to get an idea.



    Overall price if you order the parts mentioned in the manual is about 80USD.
    It depends on the parts you choose except the 3d printed one.

    I use this solution since Octobre 2018, and i won´t miss it anymore

    What you think of it?
    Oppinions are very welcome

    Cheers Daniel

    PS.: Hope it is OK to post it here!!
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