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Take apart vacuum, see powerful motor, wat do? Answered

So I took apart my old vacuum today and took out the motor with the impeller and everything. I put it into a housing and made a little jet car by strapping it to a skate board, which worked pretty well. I got bored the second I figured out it couldn't push me though. XD Now, I'm just wondering what to do with it. I was thinking maybe a hovercraft, but I don't have a second motor to use for propulsion. (plus, I don't think it would be as fun as one without cords to have to drag around.) So my question is... what should I do with it now? As of now, it doesn't really have a use other than looking and sounding awesome.

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framistan (author)2011-08-11

Put the vacuum cleaner back together and make a Home Haircutting Tool as described in my instructable here ....


Using this vacuum cleaner attachment, you can cut your own hair easily, or cut the hair of your kids and no barber needed. Save Big Bucks. Spend Zero Dinero.

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kelseymh (author)2011-08-11

Wind tunnel is a great answer. You could also use it to inflate large balloons (think weathersondes).

You could use it for a hovercraft, and incorporate a ducting system to use some of the output for thrust (instead of a second motor). However, since you've already discovered that the thrust isn't enough to push you, it's not going to be enough to support you on a hovercraft, either.

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