Hoover FloorMate Cordless

Objective of this project was to refresh an existing unit. Sketch was provided by Hoover to outline VBL, and then the new body had to be designed around existing water tanks. It was a good challenge to surface everything cleanly while maintaining the same interface with the old tanks. Also specifically proud of getting the hinge on the handle to work. Designed the pivot on this to be at a tilted angle so that the upper handle nestles in next to the body and saves space. Getting the battery properly seated was also a good challenge, waterproof seal over top was added in half way through project.

Michael David Young
Design Lead Formula Boats and Automotive Designer Columbus, OH