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3D Printed Stirling Engine Kit by SolarHeatEngines.com

Worlds first Downloadable Stirling Engine Kit Doug Conner the owner and author of Solarheatengines.com has created the worlds first downloadable LTD Stirling engine kit. His YouTube video explains most of the project. However, there is much more detailed information in his articles (links and bottom of this article). My goal in designing this engine was […]

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Principles of a Stirling Hot Air Engine by mrpete222

Stirling Hot Air Engine Principles Video In this video Tubalcain goes over the principles of a Stirling hot air engine. The engine in the video is one the he built himself. It looks like he may have cast the main body of the engine and machined the rest. Mrpete222 (Tubalcain) has many very good how-to […]

Barumman’s Stirling cycle engine video on the Philips MP1002 CA

Philips MP1002 CA a Stirling cycle engine In this video Barumman talks about the Philips Stirling cycle engine generator he purchased from a local technical college. It was used as an educational aid to help represent various aspects of thermodynamics. It was purchases in 1961 and was in in storage for many years. He managed […]

Five Cylinder Stirling Engine

Five Cylinder Stirling Engine by Jozafax This is a great little Five cylinder Stirling engine by Jozafax on Youtube. It looks like he has put a lot of care into the fabrication and assembly of this engine. Video of a five cylinder Stirling engine Skip to the first minute mark to see the engine running. […]

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How to make a Stirling Engine

Books on how to make a Stirling engine There are many ways to learn how to make a Stirling engine. If you want to just get going and make your first DIY Stirling engine and you don’t care about looks or precision (I mean machine shop precision) then I would suggest some of Jim R. […]

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Stirling Engine Plans

Choosing the correct set of Stirling engine plans for your skill level When selecting Stirling engine plans you need to decide if you’re going to build a high skill level machined engine or just a tin can stove top model. Your limits may already be set. For example you may not have access to the tools to […]