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A kiddie walker that is a vacuum. I know this idea sucks but
to say my kids make a mess wherever they go is an
understatement. Kind of like the pedal powered vacuum
mentioned some days ago. Seriously I wish I could post a
photo of how messy my house is right now and gets messy
faster than you
could clean it. As I am typing this my 2 yr
actually said "I can make a mess... I can make a mess right
Daddy!?' Well you can now thanks to your new Roomba
[normzone, Jan 05 2013]
||I don't understand your lingo, what is a kiddie walker?
||This is funny because they are outlawed due to
danger. Basically a kiddie walker as described by me
is just a child seat suspended over wheels. The
Roomba Walker would be even more dangerous as its
powered by a Roomba vac. I suppose the tagline
could also read "Hope your children aren't scared of
stairs (or pain).
||Well, if the wheels of the walker were enringed, and the ring was the actual vacuum cleaner (so, not a disc shape, but a much bigger donut shape), then the kid walks around in the "hole" of the cleaning ring. No matter which way he or she goes, the cleaning ring can get whatever mess that is dropped in the central area.
||Oh. Thanks to the picture I understand. Question, does this drive your child on a spiral shape like a roomba drive pattern? Or does it use the kids walking for locomotion?
||Not to make you invention evil or dangerous, but I think the vacuum motor would need to be AC and run off a power cord. Roombas have a very small suction area and several ingenious brushes. Sounds like this idea would need more suction to pick up, say cheerios.
||I say Yay [+] kids that clean!
||new 24V Lithium Ion Batteries used in leaf blowers
should work. Hell just tie the leaf blower to the kid
whilst on the walker ad whoosh.... two problems