Farmers in Peru are working with MIT engineers to design solutions to local challenges. From left: a pedal-powered grain mill; the approach to the townâ€™s water source
From Popular Mechanics [August 2008 issue]
From impoverished Peruvian villages to MIT’s D-Lab, professor Amy Smith and her spirited team of engineers are on a mission: Fight global poverty and improve living standards for developing countriesâ€”one low-cost, accessible invention at a time.
Doing a charcoal burn in 2006 in Cap Haitien. See flickr photoset: D-lab/AIDG 2006
Veggie burgers cooked over corncob charcoal. Note: after additional study in the D-lab, corncob charcoal is converted into briquettes which produce lower NOX, SOX, and carbon monoxide emissions.See flickr photoset: IPIDAT 2007
Video: Prof. Amy Smith on recent D-lab trip to Peru
Quick and dirty summary of how to make sugarcane charcoal
Whatâ€™s it like to live on 2 dollars a day?
Silent Majority: An International Development Simulation
Safe and sound at the Domus [Travelogue from 1st Haiti trip]