RIDGID ROAM
A compact, convenient, and user-friendly cordless 18 volts wet and dry vacuum. It provides users a better experience through portable accessory storage, reasonable user interface, and product storage. 
 
Sponsor: Emerson
Team: Linyuan Zhang
            Menglin Xiao
            Tony Bonaroti
 
THE PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES
After collecting issues within existing wet-and-dry vacuums and interviewing with different users, we found that:
1. Attachments and hose storage are not durable and convenient enough.
2. Battery placement is not visible for users to reach.
3. Attachments and hose storage are not durable and convenient enough.
4.Latches do not secure the drum well enough and are not convenient to use.
THE CONCEPT
Coming up with several concepts that aimed at solving these problems.

Better User Experience

Better Storage

Better Shipment

Visible battery port

Reasonable power switch placement

Storage basket provides easy access to the accessories

Better hose storage

Cubic shape can easily store on the shelf

FOAM-CORE MODEL TESTING
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Cubic shape fits in shipping box

Foam core prototype testing with the focus group to finalize the overall dimension and functions. 

Exploded view of manufacturing parts

Final product and detail shots