An Energetic Gift
Course or Client
Unique gift for Thayer School's 2015 Visionary in Technology Speaker
Challenge: Design and build a unique gift for Professor Alex Slocum, Thayer's 2015 Visionary in Technology speaker.
| Pre-fabricated precision stirling engine operates at 80rpm from a 10 degree C temperature difference
| CNC milled aluminum top captures heat from steam and transfers to the bottom of the stirling engine. The both quickly transfers the heat as well as acts like a heat sink to provide energy after drink has cooled.
| Acrylic curved stem was cut on a bandsaw and edges were sanded to give the stand a modern minimalist look.
| Special Thayer School of Engineering mug adds flair and brand appeal.
| The based was routed on a ShopBot from a New England maple block. The name plate was laser etched and mounted with brass nails.