Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

Briqueta Palopo, IDDS Hogares Sostenibles

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community partners created briquettes made from candle wax, sawdust, corn husks, corn cobs, and pine leaves that serve as an alternative source of fuel. They do not emit harmful toxins into the environment as do firewood, allowing for cleaner air and easier breathing conditions as well.

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Aluminum Furnace Project Report, IDDS Zambia

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members redesigned an aluminum furnace used for casting to improve safety and efficiency. For more information about this project, contact zambia13.protek@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Zambia. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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PET Bottle Processing Project Report, IDDS Zero Waste

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members created an information system to implement a new business model, in which associations of recyclers can offer processing companies and interested parties updated, real, and quality information on the type and amount of plastic bottles that are available for purchase.  For more information about this project, contact idds.waste.cali@mit.edu.

This report was written in Spanish by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Colombia. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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HUIKU Deep Sand Wheelchair Poster, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

Wheelchair users in D’kar face difficulties in navigating through the deep sand and gravel terrain, exerting a lot of effort or relying on others to help. The Huiku team developed accessories which include wider wheels and levers to drive the wheelchair more easily through the sand while maintaining the user’s comfort level. The wheels are also more durable to protect from sharp stones or thorns that are usually buried in the sand.

This poster was designed by a team of participants at IDDS Botswana. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Ciclo Rotatorio: Compost Generating Barrel Mechanism, IDDS Hogares Sostenibles

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community partners developed a rotating barrel fit with a drainage system that is ideal for creating compost. There are also future plans to create seperate compartments that allow for multiple batches of compost to be created at once. The team also used educational posters to inform community members of what can and cannot be included in compost components. This report is in Spanish.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Hogares Sostenibles. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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IDDS Sisaket Final Data Summary

  • Presentations & Reports

This document contains the final data summaries for IDDS Sisaket in Thailand. Included in the report are participant demographics, short and long term goals, summit activities, team designs, post summit interests, and more.

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Avocado Processing Project Report, IDDS Tanzania

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members built avocado oil press prototypes and experimented with avocado drying methods to add value to farmers’ avocado crop. For more information about this project, contact idds-tz-avocado@mit.edu.

This report was written and filed by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Plastic Extruder Project Report, IDDS Zero Waste

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a prototype for a low cost 3D printing filament extruder aimed to increase the value of plastic for waste pickers. For more information about this project, contact idds.waste.cali@mit.edu.

This report was written by a team of participants at the International Development Design Summit in Colombia. It is not final or comprehensive, but seeks to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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HUIKU Deep Sand Wheelchair Report, IDDS Botswana

  • Presentations & Reports

Wheelchair users in D’kar face difficulties in navigating through the deep sand and gravel terrain, exerting a lot of effort or relying on others to help. The Huiku team developed accessories which include wider wheels and levers to drive the wheelchair more easily through the sand while maintaining the user’s comfort level. The wheels are also more durable to protect from sharp stones or thorns that are usually buried in the sand.

This report was prepared by a team of participants at IDDS Botswana. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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Natz'Uk: Recycling Plastic Bags into Solid Panels, IDDS Hogares Sostenibles

  • Presentations & Reports

IDDS participants and community members designed a metal mold that can be filled with cut strips of plastic bags that can then be placed next to a stove so the plastic can melt intosturdy panels. These can be connected to create furniture, amongst a variety of other uses. It is easy to use and includes instructions for making use of your household plastics. This report is in Spanish.

This report was created by a team of participants at IDDS Hogares Sostenibles. It aims to share information and knowledge gleaned from the team’s work during the summit.

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