3D Print a Mini USB Vacuum Cleaner

mini vacuum

Posted by loboat

"My purpose to design a mini USB vacuum cleaner was the consequence of the mess I was confronted to, after making stuff for hours with plastic, wood, and electronic parts on my desk".

"I needed a small and efficient device to clean the mess, so I decided to design and make my own".

"This mini vacuum cleaner is very helpfull ! I can now easily clean my laptop keyboard, my desk, and all the small fragile items I collect".


You will need the following parts and tools for this project:

  • super glue
  • a screwdriver
  • 6x Pozidriv screws (I found them into an old CD driver)
  • a scalpel / cutter
  • flat pliers
  • cutting pliers
  • sandpaper
  • heatshrink (4 mm diameter)
  • a soldering iron
  • solder
  • a calliper
  • 1x DC motor RE-140 (I chose this motor because it is very common, and you can find it easily in old toys. If you decide to use a different kind of motor, do not forget to change the SolidWorks files)
  • an old USB Apple cable (from IPhone 5 or more recent)
  • a switch (6*12 mm)
  • a LEGO technique fixation
  • a flexible pipe (I used an old flexible pipe from a LEGO kit)
  • a tea bag (for the filter)
  • a 3D printer / a 3D printing service

See the all steps instructable at; http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-a-Mini-USB-Vacuum-Cleaner/