We came across this tea candle steam engine thanks to a video posted on Instagram by physicsisfun. It’s just one of those beautifully nerdy things that delights me to no end. I really want one for my desktop. If you have a friend or family member that’s an engineer or something, I highly suggest getting this as a holiday gift. See it in action below.
Tea Candle Steam Engine: a functional piston steam engine complete with boiler and flywheel. Takes about 2 minutes to get going after the candle is lit. The invention that powered the industrial revolution on a desktop! Made by Wilesco. ?? Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this and many other items featured here on @physicsfun #physics #physicstoy #heatengine #steamengine #thermodynamics #candle #science #scienceisawesome
Wilesco D2 Tea Candle Steam Engine ($95.92)