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Thursday, June 1, 2006

Motorized vacuum cleaner

Today I drove my flea market special vacuum cleaner (via remote control) around my garage and out to the sidewalk. It was an interesting project and of course I learned plenty.

The vacuum was too heavy for the vex motors so I had to remove the motor and all unnecessary parts. Still it stressed the motors and I stripped an old clutch out. So this may not be the best solution for pulling Rosie around unless I make modifications and beef up the power somehow.

But I have to say it looked funny watching a remote controlled vacuum cleaner drive down the driveway and sidewalk.

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