Via Argentine Modeling
I have found these instructions on how to build a simple steam engine that works quite well.
- The piston is turned on a bronze screw
- The one-piece bronze cylinder that is used in gas that is hexagonal (one of the flats I use as the engine valve) of cylinder head use a copper coin soldered with tin
- Use a piece of aluminum heatsink as a joint between the cylinder frame and the cylinder bracket.
- A piece of bronze already finished with four faces that takes it out of an electrical terminal block is the piece that supports the cylinder and is in charge of feeding the cylinder with steam
- A key that I take out of a gas cylinder for air conditioning as a stopcock for the boiler which I will control with a servo.
They say that an image is worth a thousand words, here are a few:
Thanks to dione for bringing me this news in the forum.
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Whenever we think of robots, we imagine complicated electronic mechanical mechanisms. But look where there are also steam-powered robots.
They use alcohol, propane or butane gas, and fuel tablets to bring the water to a boil and produce the steam necessary for the robots to function. Robots are moved by the energy created by steam, but at no point is intermediate electricity generated.
These gadgets are really worth seeing. You can find many more of these robots in Crabuf SteamWorks
There you can find different characteristics about the robots, as well as videos with their operation. Several of the robots are the winners of the Kinetic Artbots RoboGames 2006