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Stirling Engine Model

Stirling Engine Model

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Step into the world of extraordinary with this Mini Stirling Engine—an absolute marvel of miniature engineering. Crafted with precision from brass and steel, this little wonder is not just a piece of machinery; it's a work of art.

Watch in awe as a single piston comes to life, driven by the heat from a simple alcohol burner. It's a mesmerizing dance of mechanics and thermodynamics, showcasing the elegance of scientific principles in action.

But the magic doesn't stop there. The Mini Stirling Engine goes beyond the expected with a drive belt connected between the flywheel and a built-in dynamo which generates power.

Perfect for enthusiasts and learners alike, this Mini Stirling Engine is a captivating showcase of STEM fields. It's not just about what it does; it's about the journey of discovery it takes you on. Bring home this beautiful blend of craftsmanship and science. The Mini Stirling Engine is more than a device; it's an educational adventure in the palm of your hands.

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Specification

  • Description: Stirling engine model
  • Material: various metals (brass and steel)
  • Product dimensions: 16 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Product weight: approx. 0.4 kg

Package includes

  • Sterling Engine Model
  • Alcohol burner (excluding alcohol)

Notes for use: can be powered with methylated spirits (which can be purchased from any hardware store). A tea-light candle may also be used, but better performance is obtained when the alcohol burner is used.

Exercise extreme caution when is use, as the flame from burning spirits is often difficult to see. Operate away from flammable items such as curtains, and ensure flame is completely extinguished when finished using. Note the the unit will also become hot during operation, so allow time to cool before moving.

Age: 16+. Adult supervision required for younger users.

Scientific principles illustrated

The Mini Stirling Engine provides a hands-on demonstration of several scientific principles across various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields:

Thermodynamics

The engine operates based on principles of thermodynamics, showcasing how heat energy can be converted into mechanical work. It highlights concepts like the expansion and contraction of gases.

Mechanics

The movement of the single piston and the transfer of energy through the drive belt and flywheel demonstrate fundamental mechanical principles, including the conversion of linear motion to rotational motion.

Energy Conversion

The engine's ability to convert heat energy from the alcohol burner into mechanical work and, ultimately, electrical power through the built-in turbine illustrates the concept of energy conversion.

Material Science

The use of brass and steel in the construction of the engine showcases material science principles, emphasizing the importance of selecting materials with specific properties for optimal performance.

Power Generation

The built-in turbine showcases the basic principles of power generation, providing a tangible example of how mechanical energy can be harnessed to produce electricity.

Fluid Dynamics

The movement of gases within the engine involves principles of fluid dynamics, demonstrating how the behavior of gases changes with temperature.

Overall, the Mini Stirling Engine serves as a valuable educational tool, offering a tangible and engaging way to explore and understand key scientific concepts in an interactive and hands-on manner.

Ships from: International Warehouse

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Vernon Kertzmann
Nice

Quick delivery, good product.

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Neha Kris
Very happy

Super cool toy. Arrived in 28 days to my doorstep. As described.

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Ceasar Smitham
Ingenious

The instructions are in English and Chinese, otherwise its ingenious

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Mackenzie Bartoletti
Nice thing

Stirling Engine Model is great :)

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Serena King
Mesmerising

Works great, even with a cheap candle. The generator produces around 1.2V max, so I recommend to add a Joule-Thief circuit to it. This way, just like in a bicycle, the Led flickers a bit but turns on directly. Build quality is really good, I can look at this for hours.