DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE OF MICROCONTROLLER-BASED LAPTOP COOLER
This study developed a Microcontroller-based Laptop Cooler (MCBL) as basis for technology adoption. This study experimented on the internal and external temperatures of two sifferent set-ups; Set-up A is a laptop computer that makes use of its built-in cooling system; Set-up B is a laptop computer with MCBL. Generated temperature data were gathered, tabulated, and analysed using Pearson’s Correlation, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Levene Test. Results revealed that set-up B has significantly lower temperature on its components inside the System Unit. It also revealed the potential savings in energy consumption due to the ability of the device to take temperature reading and then decide whether to turn on the fan and control the speed of rotation depending on the temperature, or to keep it off if its temperature is lower than the trigger temperature, thus assuring longer battery life for laptop computers. It is recommended to be utilized and installed in laptop that are operating in a non-air-conditioned room in schools, internet cafes, and offices to prevent from damage and shortening the lifespan of the hardware.