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Postby crcrittr » Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:04 pm

Last night I was watching 60 min. and I seen the Stirling engine
I believe for the first time. I was wondering if there was any
material my eight year old and I could read and do together? I wish
for him to learn about this machine. Thank you.
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Postby ramaral » Tue Nov 19, 2002 1:07 pm

Hi Christopher.

I think for your eight years old boy , is easier to start from the beginning , showing the principles of pressure and expansion of gases.
I'm not making propaganda of any store but I think the simplest motor is one made with a glass tube and smalls balls inside, you can find it at " http://www.scientificsonline.com/EC/Products/Display.cfm?categoryid=317314 ".
I never bought it , but I believe that it has an explanation detailed ( this way is easier to explain to your soon ) another thing is to look at www.howstuffworks.com it might be helpful.

if you need anything else just ask , I'll help with anything I can.

Regards
Ricardo
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Postby stan.hornbaker » Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:08 pm

Your can find information on building a Test Tube Stirling
engine by doing a search on the www with www.dogpile.com

There is a six page pdf file from Dept. of Engineering, University of Canterbury, as well as a one page file via "Mr. Omniscience" Between the two you would have good information to sucessully build a TTSE!

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