Our Top Choice
Dstar Low Temp Stirling Engine
Dstar is a small but dedicated manufacturer of marvelous little Stirling engines.
Sensitive to temperature differentials. Will work in the palm of your hand. Will also work with cold water.
Quite expensive, considering the similar products on the market.
6 x 3 x 3 inches
Lieyang Hot Air Stirling Engine
Lieyang is a Chinese manufacturer, and we don’t know much about them. However, if we were to trust Fashion and their reviews, Lieyang makes good stuff.
Electric generator attached. Makes for a very good example of thermal to electric conversion. Also very reasonably priced.
Uses alcohol to run, and the tank is small and runs out quickly.
8.3 x 3.5 x 3.9 inches
Eisco Labs Steam Engine Model
Eisco Labs has been in the business for over 45 years, mastering the production of educational engine models.
Glass pane on side. Cross section of an engine – glass pane allows you to see inner workings during operation.
Simple steam engine, not for advanced users.
Cross section, steam powered
14 x 7 x 4 inches
ELENKER New Low-Temp Stirling Engine
Elenker is an obscure manufacturer from China, producing a lot of different accessories.
Glass casings for the pistons. Allows you to see what’s going on inside the machine. Can reach 180-200 rpm.
Made of rust-vulnerable steel.
8.3 x 5.8 x 4.5 inches
Sunnytech Low-Temp Stirling Engine Motor
Our last manufacturer for this article is another Chinese outfit. Sunnytech produces a wide variety of products, including a lot of Stirling engines.
Glass casings. See how the engine actually works. Very reasonable price point.
Produces loud clicking.
3.93 x 3.93 x 4.72 inches