How to Build a Water-Collecting Bucket Buddy for Your Shop Vac
Anyone who’s tried to use a small, cheap wet/dry shop vac to suck up significant amounts of water quickly discovers how ill-suited such vacuums are to the task. I have the Harbor Freight 5-gallon wet/dry vac, and I would never think to use it to suck up more than the most minor of spills.
To address this deficiency, Chris Notap has come up with a simple buck buddy container for collecting water using a 5-gallon Home Depot bucket and some basic ABS plumbing parts. No more needing to convert your vac over to wet mode or having to carry your precariously full vacuum to the sink or outdoors.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.