01 / 10 / 2020 | Videos

Making the Hero's engine replica



It is certainly exciting remaking the first steam machine that has ever been discovered and the feeling watching it to work again was unbelievable by reviving those years of the past. Having this in mind, we remade the steam machine of Heron, the ‘Hero of Alexandria’. 

This was the first machine which needed steam to move. Heron was a Greek Mathematician and Engineer, who was and still is known for his various, remarkable devices. Even though, his steam machine has not any functional application is still quite an exciting device. 

First, we made the boiler of this machine by taking a stainless steel basin of 35cm where we glued a stainless steel iron plate shaping a closed container. Then, taking two small bowls, we welded them together and we shaped a sphere on which we placed two bearings and two nozzles. Bearings are the points where the sphere spins smoothly while the nozzles are the spots where the steam exits with pressure and forces the sphere to spin and move. After, we connected the sphere with tubes from the bearings and we placed it on the boiler so that when the water boils, it passes through the tubes to carry on to the sphere and then exits from the nozzles and the sphere spins. 

Finally, below the boiler, we put a container where the wood for the fire is placed and the boiler gets hot. After trying our device, we got really impressed that this machine worked. Although, its extremely low performance and being functionally useless, it is still a remarkable example in the field of engineering as well as it is an amazing piece of history and decoration.













 
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14 / 09 / 2020 | Videos

The Drifting Bicycle



An innovative and unique structure comes with the number 0110, which was inspired looking at photos of some kids playing with modified bikes.  

Our general idea was to make a drift bicycle that would be functional and different from all the others. Thus, we decided to make a normal bike but lengthening its back side. We did this to weigh less at the back side where the back wheel is while riding it and achieve better control when the bike drifts. After lengthening the back side of the bike, we put two air piston cylinders there. The purpose of placing these two air piston cylinders is to lift the back wheel so that it won’t touch the ground and the bike will be attached to two plastic surfaces separating it with the ground. These surfaces have reduced friction with the ground as a result the bike drifts on the streets. 

Therefore, pressing an air switch, our bike gets in a drift mode and when the switch is off the bike moves like a normal bike. The pistons needed to work properly by pressing the air switch so that we considered it necessary to create an air tank, insert a battery and apply a compressor. The compressor derives energy of 12v from the battery, produces air that is compressed in 8bars in an air tank and by pressing the air switch, the pistons lift the plastic surfaces down to the ground and the bike drifts on the street providing joy and happiness to the rider. 

In conclusion, our creation functioned amazingly without applying any improvements and making further trials offering us moments of joy, happiness and the rush of adrenaline is getting higher and higher as well as enriching our collection with another peculiar vehicle.

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08 / 08 / 2020 | Videos

Chainsaw to pressure washer and sprayer



The construction with the number 0109 is an innovative adaptation on a chainsaw. This adaptation aims to use the chainsaw and as water compressor in order to clean the dirt and spray the plants and tall trees. 

First of all, we removed the motor from an old, electric water compressor and we replaced it with an axis from a gear. The movement from the chainsaw’s engine is transmitted through a gear and a chain on the pump of the compressor that can transmit the water to the exit of the nozzle with pressure 140 bar. The nozzles can be changed according to the task that we need to undertake. 

One thing is certain that there are many ways of improvement as this is an innovative construction but a pleasant one. This construction is connected with the water provision of the house so that the water will come out in a satisfying quantity to clean all the large surfaces.

Finally, regarding the spraying of the garden, we made a stainless steel container of 30 litres capacity which is an efficient quantity to spray a big garden and this container can be carried on the user’s back.

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19 / 07 / 2020 | Videos

Make it Extreme's Tank Chair



Using our two, previous creations with the number 0106 and 0107 accordingly, we made a new creation with the number 0108, which became our new vehicle in our collection. Undoubtedly, we could not omit adding in our collection of vehicles, a Tank Chair. 

Initially, we made a metallic base, on which we screwed the differential braking transmission that we created in a previous video (0106). On this metallic framework, we placed a110cc four stroke engine. Completing the rest of the framework, we put two levers, one for the right hand and one for the left hand. Pulling the left lever, the vehicle turns left while pulling the right lever the vehicle turns right. Additionally, at the centre of our structure, we adjusted a chair that was modified according to our vehicle. In this way, we made a Tank Chair.

After many days of work and making and collecting all the pieces apart of the engine the outcome satisfies us a lot. Aesthetically, the chain-linked chair meets our taste as well as functionally is perfect as we did not need to make any modifications. Regarding the noisiness that is provided by our vehicle, it is caused by the evaporation that we made out of stainless steel 304. 

In conclusion, despite our vehicle’s heavy weight and relatively small motor, it moves really well and fast providing to its driver a very good sense and experience. Also, the rubber crawlers enable our vehicle to move silently with reduced vibrations. Even if it was hard and expensive making it, the Tank Chair is a great tool to add in our collection. It is also very useful for disabled people who need to move on rough pathways, for entertainment purposes as well as for various agricultural tasks. For some people it is just a nice project, for others it is another vehicle but for us it is the Make it Extreme’s tank chair.

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02 / 06 / 2020 | Videos

Making tank chair tracks



The crawling vehicles are vehicles that often impress both aesthetically as well as for their capabilities.  They are, though more complicated to make them and more expensive than wheeled vehicles.

On the 0107 video, we are demonstrating how we are making the crawlers for a crawling chair that we are going to make in the next videos. Therefore, we chose a rubber  crawler rather than a metallic one in order to achieve lighter weight, less noise and lower cost. Thus, we cut the sided parts taken from two car tyres and kept the central parts. Then, we divided it and punctured it in 27 equal distances, where there are the parts that the crawler is urged to move through a sprocket.

Afterwards, we made the two metallic wheels, on which the rubber crawler spins. At the centre of the one metallic wheel, we placed a nine-teeth sprocket that we made. Furthermore, we added another 4 smaller wheels that cause the stretching and  suspension of the crawler. These wheels are metallic and polyurethane-layered as a result they are highly durable. They are supported on scissors that are connected with a spring so when the crawler finds an obstacle, the loads are absorbed by the spring.

To sum up, it was a very time-consuming and hard project and we are happy that we are going to use it in the future, too.

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