31 / 12 / 2021 | Videos

Making a wire measurement tool

On this video we present the making of a tool which is used to measure the length of a rope or a cable. This tool is very useful in stores that sell things like these as it helps the user to cut precisely and quickly a piece of it. Also, it is very useful in cases where we need to cut cables, which have been measured in order to pass it through the tubes easily and avoid any waste.

First of all, we started our tool by taking a mechanical, 5-digit counter. Then, we placed a wheel on it with diameter 31,83 which means in each rotation moves 9,94 cm. Therefore, we know that at 10 rotations, we have covered 1 metre distance.
Above the wheel that makes the measurements we put a roller that was connected on a lever which has a spring to constantly push the material that is being measured.

The reason why we made this mechanism is to avoid losing in measurement and to be able to measure materials that vary in diameter. Eventually, all the mobile parts of our tool have been stabilized on a basis so the project 0129 came to the end having a great success.

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04 / 12 / 2021 | Videos

Make it Extreme's Almond Crusher

In this video, we present to all of you a structure of a pioneer machine, useful for cracking the almond’s shells. Without spending a lot of money making it, this machine can crack easily many almonds making our life much easier.

Firstly, we picked a 12v motor, taken by the mechanism used in windshield wipers of an old car. Then, we put a cam on the motor. Afterwards, we made two metallic structures, which were connected with two bearings on each one’s side.

Therefore, these two metallic structures are able to open and close on the one side. Thus, as the cam moves the one part opens and closes on the other. On the upper side of the piece we placed a piece of a gear rack, where is the point that crashes the almonds’ shell.

Furthermore, the almonds pass between these two metallic points and while the upper part is opening and closing, it is crashing the almonds and the crashing almonds are coming out of the exit of the machine. Thus, with the help of the air produced by the movement, the flow of the almonds towards the jaw for their crashing as well as their flow towards the exit is processed smoothly and constantly.

Also, we created a metallic jar to put the almonds inside from which an automatic door opens and closes by the movement of the cam in order to move each almond separately for crashing and not all together at the same time.

Another innovative point on our machine which is placed where the cam causes motion is a metallic chock, which its role is to start the motion in various heights so that the machine to be able to crack almonds in different sizes as a result the inner nut to remain unaffected.

To sum up, we hope that we have helped and inspired other people to make the same machine in order to make their life easier and feel pleased like us with the use of such a useful tool.

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