As part of a school project, we were asked to "design for a disaster". I chose to create a power tool shovel that can help people during a snow storm. The user would keep this tool in the trunk of their car and instead of having to brush snow off of their car, they can turn on the shovel and let hot air do the work for them.
-Pulling back on the fore grip engages the tool to powerfully fire hot air at the snow and blow it away, similar to a leaf blower
-The scoop is rubberized and heated to prevent scratching and melt through any leftover snow or ice buildups
-Operates on the same type of battery a drill or other handheld power tool would use
The shovel was split into 13 pieces, which were then 3D printed and glued together to create a full size 2ft long model. This project was purely a concept and never further developed into the testing stages.