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Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engine: Flywheel

The flywheel of the Stirling Engine fits around the flywheel hub and doesn’t do any mechanical work, but serves as a nice representation of the energy being produced by the Engine. The flywheel is made of acrylic and was cut and etched with a lasercutter.

First, I designed the to-scale flywheel in the graphics software Inkscape because it exports .dxf files, which are compatible with the lasercutter software.

Next, I sent this file to the laser cutter and cut out the shape.

The flywheel was finished!

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