The first parts are printed!

This weekend I looked at parts of existing vacuum cleaners (left) and finished both the design and a prototype of the adaptive vacuum cleaner’s first component: the adaptive hose mount (right).
I was able to work on it though the final design of the whole product is not yet finished because it will not interfere much with other parts of the device.

When examining an existing hose mount (six upper parts in the picture), I realized I could simplify its design and add the possibility to use hoses of any size at the same time. The result is an interlocking two-part drum that can hold a variety of hose-adaptors. It is very air-tight, but the adaptor can rotate freely in it