MAKE Flickr photo pool member Svofski writes – “Made from junk computer parts and household items, mostly. Runtime is approximately 30 minutes on 200ml jar of freshly boiled water. Infinite if the jar is heated. The speed is modest at about 100RPM tops. No lathe required, only drill press, some minimal milling work, soldering, and sawing. This engine has real piston, not a makeshift rubber membrane.” Complete report (and video!) at sensi.org/~svo/stirling & photos.
- HOW TO – Make a Stirling engine from a can – Link.
- The Two-Can Stirling engine (preview) – Link.
- HOW TO – Make a Test Tube Stirling Engine – Link.
- Stirling engines models – Link.
- Boyd’s tin can Stirling hot air engines – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
- The Two-Can Stirling Engine – The Stirling engine has long captivated inventors and dreamers. Here are complete plans for building and operating a two-cylinder model that runs on almost any high-temperature heat source. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition!