MM-1 Coffee Cup Stirling Engine
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- Stirling Engines
Power this engine with a cup of steaming hot coffee or set it on a plate of ice chips (or a bowl of ice cream) to see it run in the opposite direction. The MM-1 has been used for educational demonstrations from middle school science classes to United States Naval Academy thermodynamics classes. Click here for a video clip. If you have broadband you may enjoy a Flash animation of this engine.
This engine is also a favorite of engineers and techies all over the world! If you need to give a gift to someone who loves technology this is guaranteed to make him happy. The MM-1 comes ready to run and spins about 250 rpm on hot coffee or 100 rpm running on ice.
This kit is a snap to build and like any Stirling, mesmerizing! The kit comes complete with all the hardware and clear instructions. A short build and then a little adjustment and the engine is good to go. Our guests stand transfixed and smiling when I rev it up with a hot cup of water and an ice cube! This is a great gift that for a teen with an interest in physical science. I give the thing an A+.
It helps my prestige by having the coolest toy around. J. Pierson, Minnesota
Dear Kathy and Brent, My MM-1 Stirling engine arrived today in excellent time for my class presentation tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Thanks for the excellent customer service! It is difficult for professors and students to believe that an engine will "run on ice" unless they see it happen. This will help present my research project proposal. Sincerely, Tom Duke University of Northern Iowa
Hi Kathy & Brent, I've demonstrated the engine to Toastmasters of Rockwall and Awesome Articulators (AA) which meets at L-3 Communications. I received the most interest from the AA club which consists mainly of engineers like me. Regards, Steve Selby, Rockwall, TX