Answer to Question #27754 in Other Engineering for olga
The design a device that converts heat produced by a candle into the work
of raising a 250g object to a height of 20cm vertically.Students are only allowed to use one or two tea light candles as their heat source. Not allowed to modify the candle in any way other than to reduce the overall weight by removing some wax. not allowed to design other sources of energy, (i.e. kinetic,
potential, electrical or chemical) into their project. This meant no other fuel sources may be
ignited, no springs, catapults, sling shots, fly-wheels, etc. that are pre-loaded and simply need to
be triggered, or other similar shenanigans. The candle could not be used to combust any other
material. The goal for the students was to come up with a design which converted the candle heat
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