Simple Coke Can Stirling Engine

This Stirling engine can be built without machine tools or machinist skills.  It uses inexpensive and easy-to-find materials and it looks like it is easy to make.  I wanted to include it for our many visitors who aren’t machinists but who come here looking for plans for Stirling engines they can build. … Read the rest

A couple of “micro” Stirlings

This is Jan Ridders’ newest Stirling engine.  It’s so small it uses a 1 Euro coin for the flywheel and a couple of 5 Euro cent pieces for the top and bottom plates of the displacer cylinder.   Jan will tell you that he got the idea for building a micro- engine from a Swiss artist who goes by the name “jovallmen” on YouTube. … Read the rest