This weekend my wife and I showed off the HF1E along with Heron's steam ball at the Toronto Mini Maker Faire. It is estimated that approximately 10,000 people visited the Faire. And it looked like it too. At times the space was packed with people. A fair number of them came and looked (and touched) the engine. I could not demonstrate it running because it was inside, but they got to turn the flywheel and watch the mechanism in action. It's a good thing too, as I have not yet quite got it going. This week I will work on that, but for now it was in good enough shape to show off.
Charles Baetsen holds a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.