MM19 - The Projekt-engine 2000

Technical details
Year of construction 2000
Power piston stroke 15 mm
  diameter 13 mm
Displacer piston stroke 22 mm
  diameter 20 mm
Flywheel  diameter 60 mm
  material brass
Idle speed 500 rpm
Energy source alcohol


According to the Opitec model engine, I made a few engine parts as a base for a student's project work at our secondary school. While construction such a stirling engine the students can use and practice several technologies of metal working. Sawing, filing and drilling are known to them, but such technologies as thread cutting or even gluing metals enable them to enlarge their knowledge, proficiency and skills substantially. The presentation of the finished engine and the description of its construction process as well as the explanation of its function have imparted to the project a complex and interdisciplinary character. But the most important result is that the self-made engine really runs!