Stirling Engine - Hand Held
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
A hand held Stirling Engine. Gold in a colour with a lovely high-polished finish, and presented in a full colour box.
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.
- Heat engines and their operation
- Geothermal energy
- Renewable, clean energy and sustainability
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.