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.

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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IDDS Hogares Sostenibles Final Data Summary

  • Presentations & Reports

This document contains final reports and data from the IDDS Hogares Sostenibles event in Sololá, Guatemala. Information includes participant demographics, short and long-term goals, summit activities, team designs, post-summit surveys, and more.

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Meet the International Development Innovation Network

  • Media

Meet the International Development Innovation Network, a group of nearly 500 innovators from around the world designing, developing, and disseminating low-cost technologies to improve the lives of people living in poverty. 

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A Look into IDDS Tanzania

  • Media

At the International Development Design Summit in Tanzania, the avocado and coffee processing teams work hand-in-hand with farmers in Leguruki to improve agricultural practices.

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Skill Builder: Bicycle Hacksaw Evaluation

  • Curriculum

Skill Builders are curriculum resources designed to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities during design trainings. If you intend to use this Skill Builder in a training, we encourage you to download all of the relevant resources, including: 

Instructor Guide
Participant Photo Guide
Skill Builder Evaluation 

Questions? Please contact IDIN Academic Partner, Olin College of Engineering at anna.konstantinova@olin.edu

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