Step 1: Auxiliary cylinder

Picture of Auxiliary cylinder
I made my main cylinder by soldering a piece of metal to the bottom of a pipe.
The metal came from a old metal lid. Before use just scrape off all the plastic so as to not create toxic fumes when heated.

Step 3: Main cylinder

This is the piston that provides the power.
It was been made from a copper tube with another piece of copper soldered on to the bottom.
My soldering iron did not have the power to solder on to the large piece of copper so the joint is a bit dodgy...

Step 4: Main piston

I was lucky enough to find a piece of plastic that was perfect for the piston

Step 5: Crank shaft

Picture of Crank shaft
I had a gear set with gears and a shaft so I just drilled holes and attached bars across two gears and cut out the middle.

Step 10: Assembly

Assembly took some time to get all the fiddly bits right but when it came together it was all worth while.
Zettu1 year ago
Awesome, i have been studying Stirling Engines for a week, cause i was thinking of trying to make one, and i just couldn't figure out how the Temperature exchange was working, I read the Wiki, and alot of other material, but when i examined your tutorial as crude as it may look, it just ignited the light bulb in my brain. I finally understand thanks to your instructable. Knowledge is only useful if you know how to use it, and thanks to you i now understand why it works, and how i can use it. Thank You! :)
rimar20001 year ago
Excellent work!