Vacuum, Transparent Tool: Improvised Vacuum with Tube and Brush, 2012
Jesse Howard makes his Transparent Tools with standard wheels, repurposed motors, 3D-printed parts, and recycled containers. The 3D-printed parts use OpenStructures, a library of universal, modular elements founded by designer Thomas Lommée. The canister for the Improvised Vacuum comes from a plastic thermos; the motor was salvaged from a broken appliance. Instructions for building the vacuum include web addresses and part numbers, inviting users to become makers.
It is credited
Courtesy of the designer.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 55 x 30 x 30 cm (21 5/8 x 11 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.) (Plus 1m metal tube, 1.5m flexible tube)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.