25 / 11 / 2015 | Videos

With this mailbox you will never miss your post again


That's our new mail box made in November 2015 and it is a bit different from the usual ones!! Not only the appearance but also the function of this mailbox differ from the usual ones and those differences really make it extreme! This one is made of 2mm metal sheet and marri wood.

The main advantage and the actual reason of construction is the fact that residents can have access without the use of keys. 

The mailbox operates using a remote control. The door opens when the first button is pressed.  Pressing the second button a light is turn on which gives the ability to collect post even in night time.  Moreover even if the residents do not have the remote control , they can easily have access using a secret password (on the  panel).  

There are four remote controls so every member of the family can have access and the remote controls can be hanged on the keyring.   

The most impressive characteristics of this mailbox are:  the fact that instead of disposable batteries, a small 12v solar panel was installed, which continuously  recharges the battery and also the fact that when an envelope is put in the mailbox, an sms will automatically be sent to your mobile phone informing you that you got a new letter from post!!   

Furthermore, it is waterproof and equipped with extra space for leaflets and other advertising material. Its dimensions are 75 x25 x25cm!













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14 / 11 / 2015 | Videos

Extreme carriage for wood trunks! A must if you have a fireplace!


For those cold rainy nights in winter, when lighting the fireplace is the only possible way to keep the house warm, this extreme carriage seems to be the only solution!! 

Not only does it give an extreme look to the living room but also helps me keep the trunks in the house and use them at anytime!! The trunks do not get wet and I do not need to run in the rain to bring the trunks in!! It is a clever way to keep me organised!! 

Furthermore, once there are wheels, this makes it easy to use (even my daughter's 10 year boy can "drive" if necessary! The shape of a real carriage was nothing but random!! I was really inspired from those old romantic ages as seen on movies... 

I just wanted to give the living room a sense of romance coming from the past. 
Once it is made of timber and metal this carriage really fits the winter mood. 

I should say that once it's made extreme, it could never be only a carriage to move and save the trunks!! As you can see there is a mechanism on the front which might look strange at first sight but if you look better you will see it is just a mechanism producing air to help the lighting process!! That mechanism was made using a propeller that when rotating produces and pushes the air through the rubber tube. 

The wheels are metal rims coated with wood which was then covered with rubber material. 
Main colours include silver and black (paints) while wooden surfaces were made of marri wood which was painted with clear and light walnut paints...






















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31 / 10 / 2015 | Videos

It is undoubtedly a unique decorative structure!


An alternative way to give an unforgettable look to your living room!! Who would be able to forget it after looking at that??
Probably the most breathtaking, even the most terrifying object you could find in someone's house!! A gun!! 
Hold on!! That's not a real one, however it's much bigger than the actual size and this would be enough to catch your eye!! 
You'll probably wonder what the hell is that giant gun doing in the living room!! 

Well, I ll give you the answer below!!
I just wanted to impress my visitors!! I just wanted to give my living room my personal touches that no one would forget once see!!! 
What could be more impressive than an extreme structure made by Make it extreme?? The thing was that I should think of something very interesting!! 
Something that my friends would love!! They are all lovers of action movies, trying to investigate every crime case and of course they are addicted to ....gun stuff!! 
That was the reason I decided to make a giant gun!!!
But wait a minute!!! My friends also love beer!! How would I combine those two things!! Nothing could be better than an extreme beer can dispenser in the shape of a gun!!! 

Really cool idea!! Do you find that an interesting project?? Are you wondering how was that made??
You can find all the details below!!
The most impressive thing about this gun is that it really works! It actually has excactly the same function as a real gun! The only difference is that instead of  "shots to death" this one gives shots of beer!!
You only have to fill the magazine with beer (or soft drinks cans if you are not one of the alcoholic drinks lovers!) then target your thirsty friend, press the trigger and the drink will blast off through the barrel!!
Regarding the construction part it was a real challenge for make it extreme!! And it was also a structure which added great  experience and knowledge to the team!! 
It was a very difficult but full of pleasure working time!!

Firstly I made the fixed part of the gun, where the moving parts would be placed on. The gun was made of a metal tube and iron plate.
After the fixed part was done, I should find a way to cause movement of the moving parts. ! Thus, I decided to modify  an old car window’s mechanism! That mechanism  would to be used to cause movement of a chain which would then be connected to an accessory and would be able to move forward as well as backwards once it is driven by rails. Then a switch was installed on the trigger which would cause (when pressed) the movement through the rail.
In order to prevent any damage to the mechanism, a limit switch was installed at the beginning as well as at the end of the rail which disable the function of  the motor at the end of the movement.

When pressing the trigger, the mechanism  takes the can from the magazine, pushes it through the barrel and reaches the target (gets into someone’s hands). 
When leaving the trigger, the motor return to the initial position, ready for the next shot!!
The motor operates using a rechargeable battery which is placed in the gun. Also in the gun, a pump was placed together with joints and a closet. Through the closet the cold water can pass between  the cans! 
A waterproof box (in the shape of a bullet) was also designed as an independed part of the structure! in there, there is cold water and ice!the pump which was placed in the gun can convey  cold water from the bullet to the gun, just by pressing a button, and pass it through the cans in order to keep low temperature of the cans as desired! 

When the construction parts were all done, it was time for the design phase! That great shape and the look of a real gun were achieved using timber and metal as the main materials of this structure! 

The dimensions of the gun are 100cm x70cm x25cm. Some paints (light walnut colour) were also used to paint the wood that was used for the handle of the gun.






















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17 / 10 / 2015 | Videos

Turning relaxation time into a luxurious unforgettable experience


It was a Saturday afternoon, it was actually the longest Saturday I had ever lived!!  I was working for months on a specific project and that was just finished on that Saturday!! 100% successful!!  

The only thing I needed at that time was to get some rest!! And that was the exact time, i had this wonderful idea!! I just thought “How can I make my (very few) resting time the most relaxing time possible??  How can I add a luxurious touch in order to highly satisfy myself after all those hard working hours??” .....
... “Maybe I could rent a hotel suite and enjoy all of the luxurious services for one or two days, or, I could even have a journey abroad for some days”..  Those ideas sounds good enough, but, I just wanted to do something extreme as well as something that would last longer and why not forever?  
That is how I decided to make this extreme rocking chair!!  

It was designed in a unique way so it can be used at anytime during the day, both in and out of the house.  I should mention that the cost of the construction for this rocking chair was extremely high due to the high quality of the materials used.  

If you ask about working hours for the construction of this project, I should say that was nothing less than fifteen hours per day for a total of sixteen days (about 240 hours). The chair is made of metal frame covered with iroko wood.

Once it is made by “Make it extreme” this chair could be nothing but innovating!!

What does make it innovating? 
It is not just a rocking chair!!  It is an extreme rocking chair, with unique specifications that have never been met on a rocking chair before!!
First of all it is equipped with a mechanism so when used outdoor, you can just press a button to reveal a cover which opens to protect from sun exposure and offers shade to the user.  

There is also enough storage space on the sides in order to put a book or anything you want to use during using the chair, both when used in the house or outdoor.  

What is more, (during indoor use only) when you open the storage space door, you can see a socket installed,  which can be used to plug any electric device (laptop charger, mobile phone charger, DVD player etc) once use of technology became (rightly or wrongly) a part of our life, and of course a must during relaxation time.  
It’s worth saying that charging of the mobile phone was deemed necessary when designing the chair and that was the main reason the socket was installed, which could also be used to plug any other device. 

Due to the fact that using a portable dvd  palyer (or a laptop) to watch movies (or listen to music) could limit comfort at some point, the chair is installed with speakers which can easily be plugged to the mobile phone and increase the volume as well as the satisfaction offered. 

Furthermore, adjusting the tilt of the chair was achieved with the use of weights.  
For the highest possible comfort there is an automatic footrest which opens or closes when the tilt is adjusted.

Regarding the design of the chair, it rests perfection as you might realise already! However, there is also something more.  

At first sight, anyone would think this is a “swing” chair. It looks like it doesn’t touch the ground, and this is due to the use of led strip lights under the chair, which when turned on, give the impression that the chair swings above the lights.  
The lighting and the brightness of the lights are both adjustable and can be adjusted using a remote control.






















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01 / 10 / 2015 | Videos

Another one for industrial design lovers!!!


That was made just because I love industrial design!!

As you remember, I have already made a “concrete look” table before! 
The one that was constructed of timber but covered with concrete blocks to give that perfect industrial design look. 
For those who may missed that please follow the link here

After that first successful try, I felt the need to make a real concrete table, a table totally made out of concrete!!
What does make it extreme?? What does make it unique??  
It was the challenge of making a strong structure combined with nice look and a great colour, it was the clever idea of putting wheels to make movement easier, and of course, it was the huge weight (184kgs) and the odd shape.. yeap!! But it is also something you may didn’t notice!! 
It is the way of construction of this table, which creates an illusion and makes the space look larger than it really is!!  
In order to achieve this great table, we used our “made extreme”  polystyrene cutter machine (please follow the link here) to create a specific polystyrene mold for the construction of the table and give the concrete such an  impressive shape.

Materials used: making the concrete mix for this table was not a simple process. 

The decision of which materials (and in what quantities) to use, was made after a long research in order to achieve the highest possible quality.  

The mix was left in the mold for three days, then the mold was removed and the table was revealed!!! 
After the mold was removed, the table needed to be sand, and many times were spent in order to achieve the desired smoothing of surface. 
It was that time, when i felt I need to add something to make the difference!! 

I just made the decision to put a blue glass shelf which in contrast with the concrete colour gives that unique style to the table!  
What is more, the led downlights put under the shelf makes the table an unforgettable structure anyone would love!































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