Stirling Engine Generator

This engine runs on thermal energy (ie. heat from a cup of hot tea, or your hand).

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No need for fire or fuel, this environmentally-friendly engine runs on thermal energy. This stylish device can run on the heat from a cup of hot tea, or your hand. On a hot day it can even run on ice blocks! This fascinating engine continuously converts thermal (or heat) energy from an external source into mechanical or kinetic energy. A must for the science classroom or science enthusiast in us all.

Age: 14 + (this is not a toy and must be used under adult supervision)

What You Get

1 x Hand held Stirling Engine. 

How Does It Work?

Patented in 1816 by the Reverend Doctor Robert Stirling, this heat-engine was designed to replace notoriously dangerous steam engines during the industrial revolution. This scale model runs on the expansion and contraction of air. It uses the Stirling cycle, converting an external heat source and the heat difference to mechanical energy. A quiet, clean engine that's still used today in very specialized applications like submarines.

Teach

  • Heat engines and their operation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Geothermal energy
  • Renewable, clean energy and sustainability

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Length (cm) 20
Width (cm) 11
Height (cm) 14
Age Group 12+ Years
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