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The mighty pistol grip dustbuster

What to do with a dustbuster with leaky batteries and a cordless drill with a shot motor? Well, you could combine the working parts of each appliance into this abomination.


I didn't have the foresight to take photos of the build process, but it mostly consisted of soldering two wires together.

The back-end of the cordless drill disassembles into two mirrored parts. I removed most of the the dustbusters original handle with pliers. Luckily the remaining stump of the handle was the exact right shape to lock into the back-end after reassembly.

The Li-Ion battery pack outputs a higher voltage than the original batteries, so in addition to improved aesthetics it now busts the dust better than ever. And it can hot-swap battery packs.







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