Mint kits: Stirling Engine

  • Astromedia Stirling-Motor

    Cardboard Stirling Engine Kit

    Stirling engine powered by hot coffee, water, .. – Kit

    34.51 / inkl. 19% VAT
  • Ecorun Stirling-Motor

    ECORUN Kit

    Candle Stirling Engine - Kit

    53.55 / inkl. 19% VAT
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    HEATPOWER Engine

    Stirling engine with generator and electrical load – assembled

    Original price was: €546.21.Current price is: €474.81. / inkl. 19% VAT

    Stirling engine with generator and electrical load – Kit

    296.31 / inkl. 19% VAT
  • SOLARIS Engine

    Solar Stirling Engine – assembled

    474.81 / inkl. 19% VAT

    Jim R. Larsen – Three LTD Stirling Engines

    22.61 / inkl. 19% VAT

    Jim R. Larsen – Quick and easy Stirling Engine

    22.61 / inkl. 19% VAT
  • ULTRA Engine

    Heat of your hand Stirling engine - assembled

    236.81 / inkl. 19% VAT
  • ULTRA Kit

    Heat of your hand Stirling engine - Kit

    201.11 / inkl. 19% VAT

Stirling engine: In search of an alternative to the established steam engine, the brothers James and Robert Stirling developed a new engine concept in 1815. The Stirling engine, often incorrectly referred to as the Sterling engine, used air as the working medium and thus avoided the risk of explosion in the boilers of the steam engines of the time. In contrast to the usual gasoline and diesel engines, the Stirling engine does not undergo internal combustion. It is only operated by supplying external heat and is therefore suitable for using any heat source. It is this property that makes the Stirling engine interesting again today in the search for alternative energy technologies. In the 1980s, Prof. I. Kolin (University of Zagreb), Prof. J. Senft (University of Wisconsin) and others realized Stirling engines for the first time, which were operated by temperature differences in the range of approximately 20 degrees Celsius and below could be driven.
Our Stirling models and kits are inspired by these ideas and impressively demonstrate the conversion of light and heat into mechanical kinetic energy. Our hot air motors are powered by light (sun or lamp), tea lights or low-temperature heat sources such as hand heat or waste heat from a coffee cup.