The following is a list of appropriate technology concepts - these are highly speculative and not actually "appropriate technology" in any commonly agreed sense. The list only includes Completely emissionless technologies, and the technologies are especially designed to be used in villages/cities in the developed world.  The designs were proposed to be placed in a global AT database . Water supply [ edit ] I suggest adding a variant of the picture Water system with cistern , where the pressure vessel is removed and the cistern itself works as a pressure vessel.
<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-258057" alt="M33_WP_cover" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/m33_wp_cover1.jpg?w=290&h=376" width="290" height="376" /> MAKE Volume 33 features projects for makers of all skill levels — Arduino projects, food, music, personal fabrication, electronics, and more. In our special Codebox section you’ll learn about software of interest to makers, including circuit board design, 3D CAD and printing, microcontrollers, and programming for kids, featuring Microsoft’s SmallBasic, Scratch, and the Kickstarter-funded project Makey Makey. And you’ll meet fascinating makers, like the maniacs behind the popular Power Wheels Racing events at Maker Faire.You’ll get 22 great DIY projects like the Optical Tremolo guitar effect, “Panjolele” cake-pan ukelele, Wii Nunchuk Mouse, CNC joinery tricks, treat-dispensing cat scratching post, laser-cut flexing wooden books, brewing sake, growing the incredibly hot “ghost chili” pepper, and more.
Appropriate technology is an ideological movement (and its manifestations) originally articulated as "intermediate technology" by the economist Dr. Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher in his influential work, Small is Beautiful . Though the nuances of appropriate technology vary between fields and applications, it is generally recognized as encompassing technological choice and application that is small-scale, decentralized , labor-intensive , energy-efficient, environmentally sound , and locally controlled. [ 1 ] Both Schumacher and many modern-day proponents of appropriate technology also emphasize the technology as people-centered. [ 2 ] Appropriate technology is most commonly discussed in its relationship to economic development and as an alternative to transfers of capital-intensive technology from industrialized nations to developing countries. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] However, appropriate technology movements can be found in both developing and developed countries.