06/30/2015 01:55 pm ET | Updated Jun 30, 2016

How to Make a DIY Air Conditioner for Under $20

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Summer is here and the sun's golden rays are finally smacking us upside the head and roasting us crisp faster than you can say "heat stroke."

With winter at least six months away (unless you're reading this late, sorry) there has to be some way to cool down without spending all your hard-earned shekels on a pricey new air conditioner. Luckily, there is. For just $19.73, you can make a DIY air conditioner using materials that you probably have in your house. Assuming you like to party and keep large bags of ice in your house.

You can thank me later. Or now.

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One bag of ice: $2.09
One rubber dryer tube: $5.67
One styrofoam cooler: $4.99
Pom poms: $0.99
One desk fan: $4.99

Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

Step one
Dump all that ice into your little cooler. Dump it like Andrea dumped you back in eighth grade because she thought you had bad breath.

Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

Step two
After tracing around your plastic dryer tube, cut a hole in the lid of the cooler with the dopest knife you've got.

Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor

Step three
Stick the tube in the hole. Hehe. A wider tube means more cold air, but for a small space, this works just fine.

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