Stiling Engine Essay

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Easy to build Stirling engine fan The idea behind these plans was to make an easy to build Stirling engine, that can be built by almost anyone. It runs on only one candle, which is a bonus, although I can't honestly say it moves much air! This engine is easier to build than my last one, and should be more reliable. If there's any problems with building this, let me know, and I'll try my best to help! I'd like to be able to magic a Stirling engine out of thin air, unfortunately, I can't. So you'll need some materials and tools, they are listed below. If you spot an omission, please post a email and let me know. Materials for these plans: 6 - 8 Coke cans A small scrap of wood about 6cm x 2cm x 2cm A balloon A tuna paste lid A spoke from a bicycle wheel 1.2mm steel wire Epoxy Super glue A 2p coin for counterbalancing Sellotape 2 x Electrical screw blocks Piece of thick cardboard about 10cm square BBQ Skewers Paper 1.59mm (1/16") brass rod 2.38mm (3/32") brass tube Another scrap block of wood for the jig at least 75 x 75 x 20mm • Plastic bottle lid • Steel wire wool • A drawing pin • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Tools : • Scissors • Drill with 2mm drill bit, and 6 - 8mm HSS drill bit • Tin Snips (you can get away without these, but they make life easier) • Pliers (two pairs of pliers comes in very handy) • Needle nose pliers • Can opener • Stanley knife • Half round file • Saw to cut wood, if necessary Step 1: This can will be the top can that holds the cranks. Remove the top with a can opener or scissors. You need to holes punched and drilled either side. To make sure that they were in line with each other, I made a paper template, you can skip doing this and just make the holes by eye, but I think it's worthwhile making the template. When you've punched the holes, drill them out with a 2mm drill bit. Punch a hole in the can, parallel to the direction

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