Cleaning the car is a chore, but it becomes easier (and more fun!) with a vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately those mini vacuum cleaners are often expensive for their size, but don’t worry! You can make your own DIY vacuum cleaner to make cleaning the car fun. This tutorial will show you to create your own DIY vacuum so no one will ever avoid your car seats again.

What materials do I need?

  • 2-litre plastic bottle
  • 1 drinks can, deodorant, or other aluminium container
  • Small electric motor (12 volts) and batteries
  • A piece of gauze and wire
  • Saw
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Putty
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • A tube (for the suction tube)
  • Insulation tape
  • Cutter

Step by Step

1. The first thing to do is to thoroughly clean the plastic bottle. Once you have cleaned it, cut the bottle into three sections. When the sections are cut up and separated, remove the middle part.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

2. Make some small holes in the bottom of the bottle.

3. Take the can of soda or deodorant and carefully cut it open (using the saw and cutters) to get a flat aluminium surface.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

4. Once you have the can flat surface, place the bottom of the bottle on top and trace the circumference with a marker. Cut the resulting circle out using your cutters.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

5. Now, using a ruler, make a cross to find the center. Using the bottle top, draw another circle around the center of the aluminium circle. Next cut along your lines from the edge into the inner circle. Make 4 main cuts following the lines you have marked, then 4 more cuts between them.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

6. Make a small hole in the middle of the circle.

7. Fold each part you have cut to make a propeller (this will be the fan for your DIY vacuum cleaner)

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

8. Attach the small motor to the fan with the help of the putty.  Simply poke the shaft of the motor through the hole in the centre of your propeller and fix it using the putty.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

9. Make a larger hole in the bottom of the bottle and insert the engine. Fix it in place using the glue gun.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

10. Place several layers of double-sided tape on the bottle, as shown in the image.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

11. Using your wire, create a small metal ring that fits inside the bottle. Once you’ve made your ring, glue the gauze onto it and cut it to the same size. This is the filter for your DIY vacuum cleaner.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

12. Now you can seal the bottle (or your future vacuum cleaner) and you only need to place the tube (pay attention to the size of the neck of the bottle and make sure that the tube fits smoothly).

13. With the aid of the insulating tape, stick the two parts of the bottle tightly together so that there are no gaps.

diy vacuum cleaner the handy mano manomano how to make

14. Ta-da! You already have a new vacuum cleaner!

If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make your very own DIY vacuum cleaner have a look at How To Make A Lamp For Under £20 and How to Make a DIY Drip Coffee Stand.

Source: https://blog.manomano.es/como-hacer-un-aspirador-casero/

3 Comments

  1. This is fascinating! As something of a vacuum cleaner geek, I never though it could be this simple to make a basic version. I’m definitely going to give this a try. The filter is a particularly nice touch 😀

    • The Handy Mano Reply

      Hi James,

      Glad to hear you enjoyed the post! We’d love to know how you get on with making the DIY vacuum cleaner, good luck!

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