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I Bought a Stirling Engine

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When I saw this engine on Amazon I was fascinated. At first I was looking for a desk ornament but this was much better. It looks good and it's functional.

Here's a photo of my Stirling engine set on top of an insulated coffee mug. It works great and I had it running for 4 hours one time. That was the longest time for me.


I placed it on a dish filled with crushed ice instead of a coffee mug, it still worked! With ice cubes on top and a coffee cup at the bottom it goes faster.


This video explains how it works:




17 comments:

  1. Fascinating... both the engine and the video!

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  2. I looked at the ads for these. Interesting to watch it run.

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    1. I'm impressed by how it works by a difference in temperature instead of fuel.

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  3. I watched the video and I ALMOST understood it. Physics was never my strong subject. Looks like fun!

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    1. I had to watch several times before it even started to make sense.

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  4. Very interesting. I'll have to study this some more.

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    1. At first I could not understand it at all.

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  5. Fascinating! Never heard of this before!

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  6. That is so interesting. I've never heard of this before!

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  7. How fascinating, I'd not heard of this before!

    All the best Jan

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  8. new thing to me ether but video explains it so well

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