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SDG08 Decent work and economic growth

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Description of Goal 8[edit]

SDG08 logo from the U.N.

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

See more at the United Nations' Department of Economics and Social Affairs website.

Sustainable Development Goal 08: Decent work and economic growth

Appropedia projects contributing to this SDG[edit]

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This OSAT is a digital mass balance with two outputs: Digital output for data logging capabilities, and an LCD display.
A customizable open-source PV racking concept is designed, prototyped for three types of modules, constructed into systems, and outdoor tested under extreme conditions for one year. An economic analysis is provided along with a technical evaluation of the system.
A low-cost 3-D printable open source dual axis gimbal system is presented in this study. An Arduino based microcontroller is used to move the sample holder to the user specified angle where two stepper motors control the motion providing two degrees of freedom.
In order to ensure appropriate spacing and well oriented array these open-source photovoltaic spacers can be printed. The design has been created to be parametric in OpenSCAD so this design can be used for any conventional array.
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This article provides a detailed how to for construction and use of this bailer as well has some design. A discussion on the application of this system and its bales is also included as well as a brief introduction to alternative machines.
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An adjustable heated bed that we could adjust to heat only the parts that we want to print on. (limit use of power to what is needed)
This chain tensioner can be used to address issues with chain hopping, chain slap, and rattles.
Increases the longevity of food by pressing part, or all of the liquid out of the food. Additionally, with minor design changes the press design could be adapted for other uses, such as for pressing ash to form activated carbon filters for use in rudimentary water filters.
Food dehydration is both a desirable and appropriate technology for many reasons which include increasing the shelf-life of food without having to use refrigeration, and reducing product size which can maximize storage space. Also, the process of dehydration is used to enhance foodstuffs directly (e.g. jerky, fruit leather) and indirectly (e.g. spices).
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Clamps are an essential tool in building just about anything from scratch. This OSAT is intended to take the place of woodworking clamps.
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Goal of this project is a design of a tool for attitude system testing for CubeSat class of satellites. It is based on the airbearing principle
3D printable kidney tray
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ESCO stands for Energy Service Company. ESCOs provide services that include developing, designing, and (sometimes) financing energy efficiency projects, installing and maintaining the energy efficient equipment involved, measuring, monitoring, and verifying the project’s energy savings, and assuming the risk that the project will save the amount of energy guaranteed.
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Step by step guide to building a retained heat cooker
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Here the aim is to define center area of the sample to be plated by isolating the rest of the sample and contacts with O-rings. This way it is possible to have continuous seed-layer on the sample while plating only in the center of the sample.
This simple device not only saves hours of painstaking labor, but also increases the viability of the nut as a cash crop.
The Full Belly Project is an organization which creates low cost, simple technological solutions to be implemented in developing countries. One of these solutions, the Universal Nut Sheller, minimizes the work load of women in Western Africa by allowing nuts to be shelled through this device rather than by hand.
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The objective of this project is to reduce the cost of the current Universal Peanut Sheller. The new peanut sheller will be used in West Africa where there is a limited access to materials.
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It allows fisherman to spend their time more efficiently, fish for longer periods of time, catch more fish, use fewer hooks, and cut down on the risk of injury. This means more fish are being used to feed hungry people or sell/trade for economic gain.
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The fishing pole rod holder is an OSAT as it allows a person that is fishing to set their fishing pole in the holder that sticks into the ground and can be left unattended to catch fish.
This is a much safer way to light dark areas then a gas lamp, which can start fires and releases harmful gasses.
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The objective of the main unit is to provide enough dehydrated food to significantly contribute to the sustenance of the two individuals who will be living in the pod during the summer of 2012.
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The Flock House project is a concept to provide a new form of housing for different migrating populations throughout the world.
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This fruit crusher project is designed for less developed countries that do not have access to the technology that other countries have. It fulfills the need to crush fruit down for cooking and baking that would otherwise be a laborious task as well as a time consuming one.
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Fume extractor is used in laboratories to extract harmful chemical fumes
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This OSAT is a garden hose splitter that can be used to split water streams from a common garden hose nozel. This splitter can be customized to any desired size, and can be paired with multiples of itself to further increase splitage.
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This project was originally intended for the developing world to aid in farming and rapid planting.
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This ground collector is based on the nut, golf ball, tennis ball, or fruit collectors that are on the market. Simply put, a rolling cage is affixed to the end of a broom stick and is pushed across the ground.
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The tool is made for spreading grout for tiling. Other functions include smoothing concrete and spackling.
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Gyratory action provides gentle, thorough mixing. (3D printable)
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This hammer is an appropriate OSAT because a hammer is one of the most basic and necessary tools to build a structure. A hammer like this would be easy to print, low cost, and fill a real need for a developing area.
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This is a 3D printable hand drill which can be used to drill holes in any soft material such as wood. This design is based largely on old antique hand drills
This Hand Pump Drill is a mechanical drill that utilizes human effort to perform the functions of a drill.
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This 3D printable model requires additional bolts and a handle of the user's choosing.
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This project is a hand shovel. It can also be scaled up easily into a normal shovel.
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The hand wood planer is designed for making medium to detailed design cuts on wood.
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This Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT) aims to decrease the overall cost of a standard crutch and to enter the specialized market.
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The design of most biogas systems can be traced to either the China Fixed Dome (CFD) 6+ million in-use or the India Floating Cover (IFC) 2.9+ million in-use. The Philippine BioDigester Home Biogas System (HBS) is a product of both designs.
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Home biogas system. The design of most biogas systems can be traced to either the China Fixed Dome (CFD) 6+ million in-use or the India Floating Cover (IFC) 2.9+ million in-use.
Wheel hoes are fantastic labor savors in larger gardens and organic farming. Folks who are handy in the shop can build one from an old child's bicycle very inexpensively
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Construction of a laser trip-wire to shut off a Delta printer in the event of a detached hotend nozzle or rod
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This site is a personal experience about learning how to start a solar company. The author first did a lot of research online about solar and how to start a solar company. Next, initial costs were discussed. The author found some very helpful websites to aid in their learning and suggest attending trainings and classes to learn more.
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Improves on previously wasted material, long print time, and lack of modularity of other 3D printable hammer.
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The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an initiative launched by France and India during the Paris Climate Change Conference in December 2015 and aims to meet the Paris Agreement goals. It is relevant to countries that receive a lot of sunshine each year and the ISA helps that country to harness and use that sunlight as a renewable energy source.
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These locking forceps (also known as a hemostat) are considered an appropriate technology because they provide a basic human need, sanitary medical instruments.
The objective of this project is to transform the landscape located at the front entrance of the Jefferson Community Center and Charter School.
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Using light to kill germs in water is a effective water purification technique. It works by using light, sunlight or more effective, UV light, to disrupt the germ/bacteria DNA, causing them to become harmless. This can be done by filling plastic or glass bottles with water then letting them sit in the sun for extended periods of time.
Our objective for the water project for the 2014 Practivistas Dominicana Program in La Yuca is to replace the flat piping system, used to catch rainwater runoff from the roof, with a gutter that will obtain more water.
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The objective of this project is to provide inexpensive potable water and water for cleaning to the local school in La Yuca, Santo Domingo by use of rainwater catchment. Replacing purchased water with captured water may allow funds to be allocated for other important services.
The objective is to fix the ecoladrillo schoolroom by adding a new plaster to the walls, fixing the floor, and fixing the ventilation of the room using natural building techniques.

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