|Mini Stirling Engine Fan
the late 1800's and the early decades of the 1900's fans of this type
were used the world over in areas where there was no electricity.
This model has a 5-1/4" diameter fan powered by a miniature modified
Heinrici stirling cycle engine. This is one project that has practical
The fan runs at about 900 RPM and blows a nice breeze considering it's
small size. The fan is cute in this small size, but if you want to move
more air you ought to check out the "Super Stirling Cycle Engine Fan".
I made the alcohol lamp from an old coffee creamer jar that was once
used in restaurants. It powers the fan for nearly two hours. The wick
is a cotton "pipe stem cleaner".
The plans set consists of 5 sheets of drawings and 2 sheets of
Fan Blade Dia. 5-1/4", Cylinder Bore:
.4", Piston Stroke: .5", Overall Height: 9-3/4" Experience
(1) Graphite rod to make piston, (2) 5/32" ID x 5/16" OD x 1/8" thick
flanged precision ball bearings. Materials
set sold separately.
designs are always 'the best'." - Ron Colonna (McKeesport, Pennsylvania)