Cleaning time isn’t quite enjoyable, is it? Especially when you’ve to leave the cool project with evive you’re making in the middle. So, how about transforming this activity into another exciting project?! Yes, sir! We’re going to make a vacuum cleaner all by ourselves from scratch using our hero, evive, some 3D printed parts, some wheels and motors, and of course, loads of DIYing!
Ready to make cleaning something to look forward to? Let’s get to it!
|Image||Component||Quantity||Available in Kit|
|BO Motor Mount||2|
|Dual Shaft BO Motor||3|
|15mm M3 (Male to Female)||15|
|M3 bolts of 20 mm Length||2|
|Male to Female Jumper Cable 20cm||Few|
Step 1: Making
Take a 250ml bottle and remove its label. You need to cut the bottle from into three parts. We will be using the bottom part and the upper part.
Take the bottom part and make 5 holes at an equal distance using a soldering iron or the glue gun.
In the center of the bottom part, make comparatively bigger size hole, as we are going to fix the DC Motor into this.
Thus our assembly is complete.
Step 2: Connections
Step 3: Code
PictoBlox is a graphical programming software based on Scratch 3.0 that makes learning how to code easy and fun. It allows you to interface and control evive with your computer and even uploads code to it.
You can download PictoBlox from here.
Upload the following Script to evive:
Step 4: Logic
When the DC motor rotates, it makes the fan rotate. The fan creates the vacuum in the bottle. The vacuum thus created is used to take the dust from the vacuum head into the bottle. The filter is used so that the dust cannot go into the motor compartment.
You can control the movement of the vacuum robot.
The left control keys of the gamepad:
- Top- Move Forward
- Bottom- Move Backward
- Right- Turn Right
- Left- Turn Left
The Right control keys are used as:
- Triangle- For starting the vacuum in Dir1
- Circle- For starting the vacuum in Dir2
Step 5: Conclusion
With this, your DIY Vacuum Cleaner is ready!
Make the connections as shown in the figure
|Code for Automatic Vacuum Cleaner||Download|