26 / 03 / 2017 | Videos

Extremely heavy fidget spinner



For this video, we got inspired by other youtube videos, in which youtubers constructed various spinners and each of it had its own particularities and characteristics. Therefore, the team of ‘make it extreme’ decided to make its own spinner and make our own experiments on that.

Firstly, we cut a whole piece of a metallic axis and using a lathe we turned its shape into conical. This piece consists the point of connection between the spinner and the ground. Then, we put a flywheel that was taken by an old fitness machine on this conical, metallic piece. The flywheel moves without being affected by the piece that touches the ground. The total weight of our construction is 38kg which is considered as excessively heavy for a spinner. 

Moreover, on the flywheel we put many metallic angles creating a winged perimeter. Also, using the power of air that blows on the angles that were placed there, urge the flywheel to spin. Thus, using a sufficient power of air, our whirligig can be span in a great speed as a result it is inert and balanced enough preventing to be dropped on the ground. Therefore, as long as the whirligig spins it keeps its balance, too. 

Finally, to get experimented with it, we also placed two pedals above the whirligig in order to be able to balance ourselves on it being ensure that it is inert to be dislocated during its spinning. Our conclusion is that we need a much heavier whirligig which can be span in a much greater speed as we managed to keep our balance for just a few seconds on our spinner.  To sum up, although as it seems a not so useful project, it was interesting and we spent a pleasant time making it!


































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01 / 03 / 2017 | Videos

Make it Extreme's Logo from metal chips



This time the video that we have prepared is different from all the others but it is equally interesting. What we have made up, now? Well, this time we decided to make the logo of our team the ‘make it extreme’ using the iron filings that we have collected from the various cuts that we used for all of our previous constructions that were already presented to you on our youtube channel.

To start with, the particular project was created by cutting our logo on a laser cutter. Then, we cut four copies on a MDF wood of 4mm thickness and we conglutinated them using a particular glue for wooden molds. Therefore, the logo that we created on the wood has 16mm total thickness and 35cm diameter. Our wooden logo was sprayed with a special non-stick substance and then we utterly covered it with a special silicone for molds apart from its back side. 

A day after, when the silicone was hardened, we removed the wooden mold from inside to create a mold made of silicone that imprinted every single detail from the original mold. The mold made of silicone has the benefit that it can be used multiple times and it can produce many copies. Then, we sprayed the mold from silicone using a non-stick substance and after that we filled it with a transparent, epoxy resin and iron filings. Thus, after the resin had hardened, we removed it from the mold and the incredible outcome amazed us.

Moreover, we placed it in a wooden, round frame that we had already painted it in green colour, which is also used in our machines. On the particular round frame, we put wooden letters painted in white shaping the inscription ‘any time is a time to build’. This inscription reflects our view and presence in the workshop of the ‘make it extreme’ team. 

Finally, behind our logo, we set a hidden lighting with batteries to be lightened during the night. Although, that was a new experience for us and even if it is our first trial on such a thing, the outcome was amazing. We must admit that we are very pleased that this creation will decorate our workshop from now on!














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