Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit- 620325

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Recommended Ages: 12 Years and Up

Discover the Stirling engine, a simple, clean and efficient energy technology that is quickly becoming a viable source of electricity as the availability of fossil fuels declines. Like a steam engine, a Stirling engine is a heat engine that converts heat energy into mechanical work, usually to drive a generator that then converts the mechanical energy into electricity. Stirling engines are highly efficient, can operate very quietly, and can use many different sources of heat: combustion of fuels, nuclear fission, geothermal, or solar heat, as this model uses.

  • Exciting experiment kit teaches young scientists the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, solar power and how engines work
  • An innovative front-mounted Stirling engine with integrated generator produces electrical power
  • The Stirling engine can be heated with solar energy by using the parabolic mirror, or it can be heated with an alcohol burner
  • The home-made electricity is stored in a battery and used to drive the included electric car (battery not included)
  • The built-in meter can be used to take a reading of the electricity you have produced
  • The kit includes the charging station with a beta type Stirling engine, the electric car, and an educational, full-color 32-page manual

To learn more, view some sample pages of the manual

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty


In the box:

Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit
Age Range: 12+
Additional Items Needed:

(1) AAA Ni-MH 500-mA Rechargeable Battery

(1) Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol

Warning: Only for use by experimenters over 12 years of age. Use only under strict supervision of adults who have familiarized themselves with the safety measures described in the experiment manual. Keep children and pets away from the experiment area. Parts of the Stirling engine can get very hot while in operation - do not burn yourself. Before pointing the generator toward the sun, or when refilling the alcohol burner, be absolutely sure to let the hot parts cool off. When adjusting the parabolic mirror, use the adjustment rod and never look directly into the sun (follow the instructions in the manual.)

Thames & Kosmos Stirling Engine Car and Experiment Kit includes:

  • (1) Parabolic Reflector
  • (1) Stirling Engine Module
  • (1) Electric Car
  • (1) Mirror Mount
  • (1) Base
  • (1) Cable
  • (1) Burner
  • (1) Meter
  • (1) Sighting Rod
  • (1) Pipette
  • (5) Screws
  • (1) Adaptor
  • (1) Manual


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