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The Sterling Engine is a simple piece of engineering that runs on hot and cold air.

The engine has very few parts:

When the bottom of the Cylinder is heated the air will rise pushing the Piston to the top of the Cylinder. When the Piston reaches top dead center the Diaphragm pulls all the hot air in, the Piston drops back down to Bottom Dead Center and the Diaphragm pushes the hot air back into the Cylinder. This process is constantly repeated.