Camera Sensor Vacuum Cleaner
Materials: Dyson V6 Cord-Free Vacuum, soft silicone tube, plastic nozzle, bolts
Tools: Solidworks, 3D printing
Time: 2 days
Why making this?
Conventional Cleaning Not Effective
I have been doing photography for almost 8 years. One of my monthly routines is to maintain the cleanness of the camera sensor. There are a million ways to do it, but most of them have drawbacks:

1. Dry blowing: dry blower sometimes will blow other dust or particles onto the sensor, especially doing this outside.
2. Canned Air blowing: the high pressure of the canned air might cause the damage to the first layer of coating on the sensor.
3. Wet cleaning: wet swab clean can get rid of stubborn dust but might leave the liquid mark on the sensor.
Vacuum Cleaning
Recently, after 10 hours and 16 attempts, I finally found a better way to clean the camera sensor, which is not to blow the dust but suck it. Based on this, I turned my current vacuum cleaner into a camera sensor vacuum cleaner.
Powerful and Precise
I chose Dyson vacuum cleaner to modify because it produces powerful suction and very compact. The nozzle was made from the top plastic part of a super glue. The diameter of the nozzle is small enough to go through the corners precisely inside the camera.
Key Components
DIY Parts
This sensor vacuum cleaner consists of a Dyson V6 Cord-Free Vacuum cleaner, a plastic nozzle with a soft silicone tube, a 3D printed converter and screwing blots for connecting the tube with the converter. I designed the converter to be detachable, making the vacuum cleaner still capable of household cleaning. I add several creased structures on both sides of the converter for better grabbing.
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