Where science meets magic and fun meets education!

Stirling Engine Kit

(Code: 124)

Email to a Friend
29.99
Add to cart
Stirling Engine KitThe Stirling engine was invented by the Reverend Dr Robert Stirling in 1816. It works from an external heat source, converting this heat energy into mechanical energy. It is traditionally referred to as an external combustion engine (rather than an internal combustion engine).The kit consists of gold-printed, pre-punched cardboard, plus laser-cut aluminium pieces, together with axles, bearings, a foam piston and a latex seal. You will need to supply your own glue.This kit will allow you to build your own working Stirling engine. It will take a good few hours to construct, and we would suggest that it is suitable for ages 14 and upwards.It will run simply from the heat of a cup of tea or coffee. We sat it on top of a stove, and it ran very happily. So long as the external heat source is present, the motor will continue to run.


Made in EU
Customer reviews
 3/5
Haven't made it yet but looks to be a good kit.
 2/5
The kit itself although of quality parts is not a complete kit, requiring expensive equipment to complete. I only rate 'poor' because I don't feel as if the required secondary tools was not properly advertised, while the kit itself was of high quality parts.
 5/5
Easy to build, works immediately.
 5/5
 3/5
I'm actually in the process of building, so we shall see!
 3/5
 3/5
 5/5
The kit contents are excellent. In particular, the instructions for assembling the kit are really superb! They provide the necessary details clearly, and the final 'tips' section is an excellent resource for final 'snagging' work. I am very, very pleased with my puchase.
 3/5
 2/5
Very expensive and hard to construct.