The heat and humidity in Maine this summer has been pretty brutal. If you weren't prepared for this weather with an air conditioner, you're pretty much out of luck at this point finding one in local stores. Ordering one online will take some time too, but you could be cool tonight with this DIY air conditioner.

Here's what you need:

  • A 5 Gallon Bucket
  • A styrophone liner
  • PVC pipe
  • A small fan
  • Ice

Youtuber desertsun02 walks you through the entire building process.

This should do the trick for a room or two in your house. Based on the over 14 million views of this video, enough people are trying to beat the heat that they're willing to give it a try.