Introduction: Improvised Dust Blower

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 This is my first instructable :D, English is not my natural language, so i'll try to do my best to write every thing correctly.

I think everyone that has opened a computer has seen lots of dust covering all the boards specialy in old desktops, I usually use a air compressor to blow all dust away, but it got broken down so I had to improvise something.

The use of a vacuum cleaner is not a good idea because it can suck components, especialy those tiny jumpers, resulting in hours trying to find out what is happening.

The idea came from an old vacuum cleaner motor that was lying around, and basicaly is just that!
try to fit it inside something so it could suck air and blow it trough a hole or tube.

Step 1: The Body

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While looking for the wires, and trying to think in something that could be turned into the body of a dust blower, I crossed with the usual sunday suggestion from my wife "Get the garbage out!!!"

while throwing it all in the reciclage containers I took a look into a liquid soap container... ahah! this could do the thing!

and It has a handle too :D and a nozzle

Step 2: Assembly

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I think it is simple and every one has already imagine it all assemblied, so here goes the images.

Cut the bottom of the container.

Do the wires, dont forget earth wire.

Fit it inside, the blowing side to the upper part.

get a cover with holes for the bottom

make a hole in the top cover

and "voilá"

This was made in less than an hour, it did what it was supposed to do but i didn't used it more because the air compressor was fixed.
It is stored for future use, and some future improvements maybe.

Comments

lemonie (author)2010-05-17

I made something similar. I find there's a bit of a kick when I turn it on - how about you?

L

gunthy (author)lemonie2010-05-17

Yes there is :) you can feel the torque when it turns on, but disapears right after. I find the handling with this casing is good.

lemonie (author)gunthy2010-05-17

Thanks for the reply. I crammed mine in very hard to prevent slippage.

L

lieuwe (author)2010-05-17

 you might want to add a grounding clip, vacuum cleaners are known for generating static and blowing chips, and i'd add something more rigid as enclosure. otherwise, pretty clever

gunthy (author)lieuwe2010-05-17

I added the ground clip to the motor for safety, this was only an improvisation that worked fine for the purpose I wanted :)
If it was for some other person to use, I'd make a better casing... maybe I'll do another instructable with a switch and better features.

thank you for the comment :D

craig3 (author)2010-05-17

Thats cool, with an added hose to the front of it, it would be good for cleaning the dust out of a computer case aswell, i likes it

fegundez1 (author)2010-05-17

 good idea, now to add a few hoses so it can be put on the ground or table and not be so bulky!

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