engines

These Working Papercraft Engines Are Jaw-Droppers

This video of YouTuber Al Zh demonstrating his working six-cylinder engine made of paper is a real WOW. I can only imagine the amount of patience that went into this complicated little build. And how many iterations do you think he had to go through to get to this point? I get paper cuts just […]

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Free Download: Gamma Stirling Engine Plans

Rob over at MachinistBlog.com has been in contact with Dutchman Jeroen Jonkman, who has generously agreed to make the plans for his Stirling ’60’ gamma-configuration Stirling-cycle engine freely available for download there.

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“World’s Smallest” Working V-12 Motor

A Spanish craftsman named Patelo skillfully designed and fabricated this tiny working V-12 motor from stock stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze for his grandchildren Sara, Carmen, Jose and Pablo. It took more than 1200 hours of work. Not counting the 222 screws, he machined all 261 pieces himself. The engine operates via compressed-air injection, has 12cm3 total displacement, 11.3mm cylinder heads, and a 10mm stroke on each piston.

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Beautiful, unusual model engine runs, baffles experts

Nederlander Jan Ridders, who is something of a legend in the model engineering world, built what he calls his Thermo Pulse Mobile without really understanding how it works, basing his model solely on a YouTube video demonstrating another one in operation. At first it didn’t work. Then…

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Soda can Stirling engine

This Instructable details how to build a Stirling engine out of a few soda cans, a balloon, and some terminal blocks (and other bits and pieces). Power is provided by tea candles. In the second vid, the builder uses his engine to power a radio. Build a Coke Can Stirling Engine More: How-To Tuesday: Teacup […]

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Tiny solar-powered brass engine in a wineglass

This is the work of Szymon Klimek, whose work has been honored by the Internet Craftsmanship Museum. [via The Automata / Automaton Blog]

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