Hall of Fame

This is a collection of Stirling engines built by people like you. If you have built a Stirling engine from one of Jim Larsen's books you are invited to send in pictures or videos of your finished engine and they will be added to the Stirling Engine Hall of Fame!

Stirling Engine Project by Caroline Sheng and Matt Rothman 5/18/2015

See the video on YouTube.

Check This Awesome Collection of Student Projects 5/18/2015

Quick and Easy Stirling Engine



Science Contest Winners!
From: Mark Novakovic
Date: March 13, 2015 at 1:57:18 PM PDT
To: <jim@stirlingbuilder.com>
Subject: Pic and Video

My son and his friend won their 7th grade Science Fair with a Stirling engine using the

design in your book "Quick and Easy Stirling Engine".   Here's video and a shot of the

front page of the  small very local paper "Lakeshore News".

Their names are Dave Novakovic and Phi Dang.  I thought you'd like to see it.

Click Here to watch the engine on YouTube.

Thanks, Mark Novakovic

Click Image to read the article.


March 15, 2015 Quick and Easy Stirling Engine by Fabian Lucarelli


Click Here to see the engine run on YouTube.


March 17, 2015 Horizontal Pop Can Stirling Engine by Esmond Chuah


From the book, "Eleven Stirling Engine Projects You Can Build"
Click Here to see the engine on YouTube.


March 17, 2015 Quick and Easy Stirling Engine by "Aliscalta"


Click Here to see the engine running on YouTube


March 18, 2015 Quick and Easy Stirling Engine Project by Jenna Reynolds


Click Here to see the engine running on YouTube.


March 6, 2015 Quick and Easy Stirling Engine by Priya Dahiya


Click Here to see the engine running on YouTube.


March 4, 2015 Quick and Easy Stirling Engine by Annika


Click Here to see the engine running on YouTube.

March 1, 2015 Quick and Easy Stirling Engine by Samantha Shen

Samantha Shen Stirling Engine  

Click Here to see the engine running on YouTube.

February 7, 2015 More Quick and Easy Stirling Engines from the East Los Angeles College General Engineering class
Team Sword Art Endeavor (YouTube)
Team Dark Dragons (YouTube)

July 17, 2014 East Los Angeles College Engineering and Technologies Department
This Stirling Engine Design Project was done at East Los Angeles College for Professor Davidian's GE 101 course (Summer 2014).

ELAC Team Thermal
Team Thermal
Team Members: Michael Fernandez, Ka Chun Wong, Danny Orozco, Oscar Reyes Antonio

Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
Team Thermal's Quick and Easy Stirling Engine

Congratulations Team Thermal on a job well done!

July 17, 2014 East Los Angeles College Engineering and Technologies Department
This is a video of the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine built by Team Safely Working for the Basic Engineering class project.

Team Safely Working
Team Safely Working
Team Members: Tina Boyajian, Jonathan Lopez, Pedro Rodriguez, Juan Jimenez

Team Safely Working's Stirling Engine

July 10, 2014 "Pete's Soda Can Stirling Engine", Peter Gamble, age 11
Peters soda can Stirling Engine.  Pete says, "I am 11 years of age and I made this by myself with occasional help from my Dad. 
If you would like to build this engine (which isent that hard) You can get the book on kindle, amazon and from good book stores."

April 29, 2014 "Stirling Engine ME-491 Stevens Tech" by Joseph Gombar

Joseph built a Paint Can Stirling Engine.  The thing I like about this design is that it is made from a paint can.  The one you see in the tutorials here runs very much like the one Joseph has put together.  The weight of the flywheel is a little much for the power this engine produces, so it runs a little slowly.  But it just looks like fun!  Joseph did an excellent job following the directions.

February 7, 2014 East Los Angeles College Team 4th Gear

This is a video of the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine built by Team 4th Gear for their class project at East Los Angeles College.

Team 4th Gear
Team 4th Gear
Team Members: Candelaria Flores, Brenda Salazar, Rafael Morales, Enrique Villanueva

Team 4th Gear's Quick and Easy Stirling Engine

January 29, 2914 East Los Angeles College Stirling Engine Team JJAS

Here is a Quick and Easy Stirling Engine built by students of Professor Artin Davidian of the East Los Angeles College of Engineering and Technology, Engineering 101 class.  Adam Hernandez, Jose Padilla, and Steven Tran make up "Team JJAS".  They demonstrate some great engineering and fabrication skills with their Stirling engine.  It runs very well, and it looks very well made too!

December 15, 2013 East Los Angeles College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering 101 Class Projects

Quick and Easy Stirling Engine Engineering 101 class project at East Los Angeles College of Engineering and Technology. Well done Fast Five team!

This Stirling Engine is also from the Engineering 101 class at East Los Angeles College of Engineering and Technology.  This team is called the Misfits.  Good going team!

April 29, 2013  "Eastenderaz1"

Here is a very interesting video of a two cylinder modification of the Horizontal Stirling Engine from the book, "Eleven Stirling Engine Projects You Can Build.  Many thanks to YouTuber "eastenderaz1" for this very nice build.
 
Eastenderaz says, "Thank You Mr Larsen!!! You were my inspiration . I bought your book and feel as though I learned from the best. The comment you gave me was overwhelming. I went back to the drawing board several times. I never gave up and a week later there it is... Thank you again."
 
Update: June 11, 2013: Eastenderaz1 just keeps 'em coming! Here are more of his own custom Stiring Engines made useing the pressure chamber from the Eleven Stirling Engines book.

Lidmotor

Check this out!  YouTube user Lidmotor has made a modified version of the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine. Here is another view of the same engine. (2/24/2013)
 
 

Chris McGaugh's Quick and Easy Stirling Engine

This is what Chris had to say about building his Quick and Easy Stirling Engine:
 
"Coke Can Stirling Engine made from plans in Jim Larson's book, "Quick and Easy Stirling Engine" from Amazon. Took about 4hrs and pretty easy....Good Physics!"

Sean and Eli's Stirling Engines

Sean and EIi are a father and son team who had fun building two Quick and Easy Stirling Engines.
 

 

Stirlingov motor (Stirling engine) by Ernest Gungl of Slovenia

Slovenia is here.

1/25/2013

This video of the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine was sent to me by Ernest Gungl in Slovenia.  Ernest says, "Hello Mr Larsen! Approximately two months ago I bought your book "Quick and easy Stirling Engine" from http://BookDepository.co.uk. and successfully created first Stirling can design that works perfectly."  Thank you Ernest!  You did a great job building your Quick and Easy Stirling Engine, and the modification you made to add the candle burner is very good.  Keep up the good work!


Mattias and Axel

11/9/2012
 
Hello

My name is Mattias and I come from Sweden. 

I just wanted to say how much this site has helped me during a shool prodjekt had about stirling engins. I first used the instruction videos to understand the consept, and then build the "quick and easy" stirling engine. and then I used the experiens I gained from that to build a two cylinder horizontal "boxer" stirling. If i send some pictures of it is there any possebility that you maybe poste them on the website's  hall of fame? Even thoug it's not from your book?

Anyway i would like to thank you for the help this website gave me and my school mates.

Have a nice day.

Mattias and Axel

  
Jim Says: You guys did a great job.  I really like the flywheel made from a brake disk off of a bicycle.  Your engine looks like an enhancement of the Horizontal Pop Can Stirling Engine in the book, "Eleven Stirling Engine Projects You Can Build".  I am happy to show your work.  You did a very nice job.
 
Mattias and Axel's Stirling Engine 
Mattias and Axel's Stirling Engine 
 
Jim,
This is the first stirlingengine we made, and we used the "Quick and Easy Stirling Engine" as reference to build it. And building that helped when it came to understand how a Stirling engine works. And we also learned much about where it was most  important to reduce friction and that really came in handy when we made the horizontal engine.  
Of course you can add that video as well. 
Thanks once again!
Mattias and Axel
 
 

SteamPunkNation

7/15/2012
 
Quick and Easy Stirling Engine Tribute Video
This video was sent in by YouTube user Steampunknation (Justin Sparks).  It shows his Quick and Easy Stirling Engine.
 
 
"This is my Quick and Easy Stirling Engine.  Jim's directions are great!"
 
Click here to see Justin's latest improvements to the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine (2/23/2013).
 

Kacey's Stirling Engine

5/20/2012
Kacey is a High School Senior who recently built a Quick and Easy Stirling Engine as a Senior Science Project.  Good work Kacey!  Congratulations!
 


 

Energy Week 2012 in Norway: Quick and Easy Stirling Engine

 
 
4/13/2012
 
Hello!
We have now finished our project building stirling engines – and it was successfully. The pupils were very satisfied about getting the engines to work. Some of them were really fast, and some of the slow. But most important: it was working!
Altogether we made 25 engines, and half of them were working. The reason for some of them not working was because the pupils didn’t were careful enough when they were doing the work.

Here are some pictures and short movies that show our work: http://www.sentralskolen.no/elev/10.trinn/eldresaker/stirling/stirling.html

Thank you so much, Jim. Without your help we wouldn’t made it this good.

Have a nice weekend.

Linda and Frode

Norway

Students in Norway

LTD Stirling Engine #1 by Tim Simmons, UK



12/31/2011

Hi Jim,

I thought you might like to see the video of my version of your LTD Engine 1. 

I want to thank you for giving me the impetus to try such an interesting project. I've wanted to make a Stirling engine for years, but do not yet have a lathe, so your design was just what I was looking for.

Have a happy new year,
 
Best Regards,

Tim


 

Building the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine at the Urban Assembly Academy of Applied Math and Science

 
2/12/2012

Jim,
 
The projects came out decently...
 
My students had a great time learning about the engines and seeing the one little engine struggle along!...  I started this project about 6 weeks into the semester and I think it could work with my high school juniors and seniors.  I will most definitely try this again next year...

 
Sincerely,
Allen Hubbard

Physics
Urban Assembly Academy of Applied Math and Science
1595 Bathgate Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457

 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine
 
Making the Quick and Easy Stirling Engine



LTD Stirling Engine #3 by Tim Simmons, UK

 
 
3/4/2012
 
Hi Jim,
 
I have finally got round to finishing design 3 from your LTD book. I'm afraid I still have some optimisation to do, but I have got it to run as shown in the attached rather shaky video clip.
 
I have so far been using a couple of nightlights to get it going, but I'm sure that I can reduce this with a bit more tuning! I really like this design, it's quite hypnotic in operation!
 
 
Best Regards,
 
Tim Simmons
 


Two Quick and Easy Stirling Engines by David Reilly, known on YouTube as "UltimateMath"

Excellent work, David.
   Quick and Easy Stirling Engine made by David Reilly
 
Two Quick and Easy Stirling Engines by David Reilly