Demotech, design for self reliance

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Design Category overview

Means to get informed Means to get informed
Empowering people to transmit their ideas to others in demonstrations or exhibitions. To make construction manuals for designs easy to use, but also easy to make. Means for studying. Aids to run a project.
Designs that assist these targets can be found in this group.

Making made easier Making made easier
Practical tricks, handy aids and small tools that help to make things in a faster, and generally more efficient way. Many of the Demotech designs make good use of such tools or working methods.

Better living Better living
Better living is about raising the quality of what is a home: free to choose who to share it with. Get in the good things as light and air. Keep out what is not wanted: rain, heat, cold. A place to organize your life in, with a family, with work, with neighbors and all this in comfort and in peace. World wide this is hard to get. It has priority to become available in a sustainable way.

Water & Sanitation Water & Sanitation
Project initiatives to improve access to water and sanitation, to remove restrictions of cost, to reduce the effort to supply, to ascertain safe use and consumption, to organize proper disposal or secondary use. Ways of teaching and promoting rapid and general adoption of appropriate solutions.

Localize Energy Localize Energy
Means to harvest energy from sun, wind, water flow, animal and human power. Means to extract energy from burning fuel. Means to convert energy, mechanical, electrical and heating. Mechanical components for conversion of the speed of rotation. Means to do so locally with what is locally available.

Sound mobility Sound mobility
Redesign transportation for people and goods where it matters for sustainability, for quality, in conditions of poverty, for people disabled. Wether used individually or collectively. Add more flexibility, comfort and fun to transportation.