So following instructions from the My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build
I obtained all the parts from Radio Shack I would need.
I had a Nokia cell charger lying around (5.7V 800mA) that I stripped the wires too and connected as in the tutorial, but when I turn on the switch, the fan doesn't move. If I adjust the potentiometer the fan spins as I'm adjusting it, but doesn't spin otherwise.
Any help would be appreciated.
Here's the connections:
The Charger has the Red and White wires (I assumed white was ground) and the fan (it's a 0.16 A 1.9W 3" fan from radio shack I had lying around) had red and blue wires (again, assumed blue was the ground).
So I connected the Blue (from the fan) and the White (from the charger) together and around the Earth terminal on the switch.
I connected the Red from the charger to the Load on the Switch, then a green wire from the Supply on the Switch to the middle terminal on the potentiometer, and then the Red from the fan to the "right" hand terminal on the potentiometer.
Did I get something backwards? Do I not have enough juice?
Any help is appreciated!