This is a more reliable Stirling engine generator that I built. It has a graphite piston and a larger cooling tank, so it will run all day powering the radio. The displacer is steel wire wool. I haven't measured it properly yet, but I think that it's slightly more powerful than the first one I built. This one will just about run the radio on one candle, although it really struggles with the LED's using three candles. Photo's  and more information is available my site : http://www.scraptopower.co.uk
this would be sweet if you had a fort in the middle of nowhere like a forest. and you had a wood stove you could power lights and a radio like here.
How practical would a wood-fire generator be? I could see that ideal situation to work flawlessly.
it would work to. like even all night if you had to
I could live that lifestyle. Pizza oven must be included though.
ya i think thats all i would be eating
<p>You again! :) Thanks again for the videos and kits! </p>
would it be possible to make one from 55gal drums and 2&quot; exhast pipe and on a smaller scale can a car piston work or does it have to be like steel wool
hey since your producing enough electricity could you put a eat plate instead of candals<br>
so can u pls tell me how to built this step by step please.<br>
why does it slow down, thats not right.
Question...Does it matter what brand of beer can you use? Kidding. Nice job! <br>Imagine how much power you could produce from a 1 gallon paint can sized Sterling engine....that would be cool to see...hint hint
Well, I'll just have to conduct a comprehensive study of all brands of beer to be sure! Heheh<br><br>I do plan on trying out a coffee pot Stirling engine sometime! <br><br>Thanks!
now if you use a voltage quadrupler circuit , that will be 75ma and 24v and , voltage goes up so the ampere a little bit as well. regulate that 24v and charge a 12v sla ...yey. Great thanks
ha ha very funny! Thanks for the laugh.
maybe next time supersize it with a campfire and some large piping or barells
Very good job.. Thanks
Very cool! For some reason, I have the Hogan's Hero's theme song running through my head now!
<br> Very nice (good sound too)<br> <br> L<br>
The sound is crucial!
Are you going to post this as an Instructable? I have a machined brass piston/cylinder combo thanks to steveastrouk's CNC lathe, but only bits and pieces of scarp bar/tube to make the rest, so I was imagining making a design something like yours. I'd be interested to see how you attached the power cylinder to the main cylinder to deal with airtightness and temperature issues.
I don't think I'll be doing an instructable on this, but it's identical to my stirling engine fan except for the following things:<br> <ul> <li> Stronger bearings, I used M6 bolts cut down with a 2mm hole drilled in them] <li> Graphite power piston <li> Much taller to accommodate said piston. <li> Uses a 22mm pipe elbow to attach the piston <li> Steel flywheel from large beans tin <li> Big water tank </ul> To attach the power piston, I used a 22mm pipe elbow superglued to the side of the can then sealed l all around it with RTV silicon , seems to be airtight. The piston cylinder fits in this and is sealed again with RTVAny air leaks would show up immediately because the cylinder is under water too :)<br> <br> Sorry I missed your post for some reason.<br> <br>

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