Can I Build A Stirling Engine Myself Without the Expence and Household Tools?

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Can I Build A Stirling Engine Myself Without the Expence and Household Tools?

Postby loghearn » Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:46 pm

I have an eighth grade science fair project due in 4-5 months. I
wish to test how temperature change affects the power output on the
engine. I do not with to spend 200$ for the hand-held engine that is
sold. Please respond back if you have any advice on parts I could
use or less expensive models. I can design one from scratch and have
no problem building things so skill level is not a problem, money is.
Thank you for your time and I'd appreciate any advise you can offer.
-Stirling Steve
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Postby stan.hornbaker » Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:15 am

Logan:

Do a web search with www.dogpile.com for "test tube Stirling engines"
Select one from University of Canterbury in New Zealand. You will find a .pdf document with full instructions for building one. Perhaps you will have to revise your project variables but it is a simple design.

Select one from webcom.com/sknkwrks/Stirling where you will find the description of a test tube Stirling AND a more ambitious project requiring at a minimum some hand tools but no machine tools.

Hopefully this may provide what you need or at least stimulate you thinking.

Please post a progress report soon.
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Postby stan.hornbaker » Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:56 pm

Another Stirling engine is detailed by Hubert Stierhof of Germany.
Use www.dogpile.com and search for "Moving Cylinder Stirling Engines."
Readily built with a minimum of simple tools.

W. S. Hornbaker
Knoxville TN
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Postby stan.hornbaker » Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:03 am

There are two Rotary Stirling Engines shown on URL's
http://www.rotarystirlingengines.com/id20.htm
This one uses soda cans and
http://www.rotarystirlingengines.com/id28.htm
uses soda cans with balloons as bladders to contain water.
Very interesting approach.
s/Stan
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Postby info74 » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:14 pm

Take a close look at our online instructions for the MM-5 and then roll your own using PVC pipe, coat hangar wire and a rubber glove for a diaphragm. It's hard but fun.
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