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Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Open Day Hot Air Engines

One of the reasons of the lack of updates on here was the work on the Stirling engine for my university design module. I had a few problems with getting it to run properly, and ran out of time for tweaking at the end, so decided to fit an electric motor. As well as the main engine, I decided to make a cut away version as shown on the left showing the basic operation of a Stirling engine.

The two models won the £50 cash prize as voted for by the 30 odd other groups on the same course!

The Engineer.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

An Apology...

Just thought we'd let you know that we are still here! Both of us have been very busy as of late doing various non fun things! Work, exams and coursework - the usual. We both have one or two interesting things to post up at some stage, it's just finding the time! Still, the intention is for normal service to be resumed in about a months time! But between now and then, we will try and get one or two things posted up here to tide you all over!

In the meantime...