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Before I start here is the Wiki page to explain what a Stirling Engine is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_engine
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 ...
Finding a sealed piston was too hard so I decided to stuff a tube with aluminum foil. Note the piece of wire that has been embedded into the ...
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 ...
I was lucky enough to find a piece of plastic that was perfect for the piston
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.
There is a few too many holes but it still works. I hammered the small tube in after drilling a small hole.
I did not have a spare hard drive head like all the other Stirling engines but I did have spare metal with drilled holes... And a lot of ...
The only thing that was round enough is CDs =)
I found a old school compass which make the perfect holder. I made a retort stand from wood and a metal rod.
Assembly took some time to get all the fiddly bits right but when it came together it was all worth while.
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