Stirling engines are one of the most fascinating little devices you will ever encounter – we guarantee it. A clean, almost free way of creating energy that you can even activate using a cup of coffee.
Sterling engines are heat engines that operate by compressing and expanding air or gas in a cyclic at different temperatures. We absolutely recommend you check them out for yourself, for example you can take a look at this video from one of our most admired uber-geeks Lindy Beige which explains it much better than we could.
You can run your own Sterling engine at home (or at school, or the office). They are inexpensive, easy to get online and require practically zero set-up. Below are some of our recommended options.
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There are several designs and models to choose from, all serving different purposes and in varied price ranges.