Stirling engine kit from Japan – Otona No Kagaku-Stirling engine-001

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member JohnKit writes –

“Otona No Kagaku, or ‘Science for Adults’ is a ‘mook’ series published by Gakken in Japan. Each issue has includes a kit that goes along with whatever the issues topic is. This one deals with heat engines and comes with a low temperature Stirling engine. The entire project took me about an hour to put together and it quite satisfying once you see it chugging away over a cup of hot water.”Link & article.


  • Translated version of the Otona no Kagaku web site – Link.
  • Gakken Steam Engine car kit (video) – Link.
  • Gakken cup phonograph and vacuum tube radio kits… – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make a Stirling engine from a can – Link.
  • Made – Low temperature difference Stirling engine – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make a Test Tube Stirling Engine – Link.
  • Stirling engines models – Link.
  • Boyd’s tin can Stirling hot air engines – Link.
  • MAKE: Blog: Kits Archives – Link.

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