How to make a vacuum cleaner battery powered? (Luigi's Mansion Poltergust project) Answered
I'm thinking about making a functional Poltergust 3000 from Luigi's Mansion. The end result would basically be a back-mounted rechargeable vacuum cleaner with a toggle switch on the nozzle for at least "off" and "suck", although adding a "blow" option would be ideal to replicate as much of the functionality of the Poltergust as possible. The problem here is that I know very little about electrical work outside of basic on-off light circuits.
How do I figure out what kind of power source I'd need? I'd be buying a new vacuum for this project so it should have the tolerances listed in its manual, but I also have a multimeter handy for finding specific values. Also, if I am to add a "blow" option, would it be a bad idea to try and run the motor backwards so air blows out the nozzle? Finally, how could I make it's power supply rechargeable? Ideally I want for it to be able to charge up in a conventional wall socket.