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Stirling Engine from Heebie Jeebies

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Stirling Engine from Heebie Jeebies. Where steam engines require very high temperatures and pressures to function, the Stirling Engine uses an external heat source to cause expansion and contraction of the gas inside the chamber, which in turn drives the piston. Simply apply a hot or cold source that is 20 degrees C/36 degrees F different to the ambient temperature and your Stirling Engine will run. Try a hot cup of tea or a very warm hand on a very cold day. Apply a hot or cold source 20 degrees C/36 degrees F different to ambient temperature. History: Patented in 1816 by Reverend Dr. Robert Stirling, this heat-engine was designed to replace notoriously dangerous steam engines during the industrial revolution. Stirlings invention never replaced steam engines on a larger scale, but it did drive the invention of better grades of steel and safer steam engines. How it Works: Where steam engines require very high temperatures and pressures to function, the Stirling Engine uses an external heat source to cause expansion and contraction of the gas inside the chamber, which in turn drives the piston. Simply apply a hot or cold source that is 20 degrees C/36 degrees F different to the ambient temperature and your Stirling Engine will run. Try a hot cup of tea or a very warm hand on a very cold day!!

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