The design of this Candle Stirling Engine is inspired by the look and feel familiar from famous construction kits like Meccano, Erector or Eitech. We combined some of these off the shelf parts with a high precision piston/cylinder assembly. The housing has red (heating) and blue (cooling) aluminum plates. The engine runs out of the box: - put the food warmer candle in the stand (both included), light the candle and set the engine on the top of the stand. After a few minutes, spin the prop and the engine will start running. A quick and simple demonstration of the conversion of heat into mechanical work.