Made – Low temperature difference Stirling engine

Made – Low temperature difference Stirling engine

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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 & 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.

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