Appropriate Technologies Lab/SIFAT Tour 12-3-11

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19:06, 14 November 2011 (CST)
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16:34, 02 December 2011 (CDT)


  • December 3, 2011, 10am-6pm: SIFAT Tour - Appropriate Technologies Class


This wikipage for attendees of 12/3/11 trip to SIFAT. There is an opportunity for the Makers to learn about appropriate technologies design. To define, appropriate technology design is the use of technology to allow a community to become self-reliant; e.g. using local resources and skills to implement and sustainably operate a setup for basic resources and income. Some examples are here. The appropriate technologies design tour will be starting at 10am on December 3, 2011 on-site at SIFAT's campus at 2944 County Rd. 113, Lineville, AL 36266 with the local chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Expect it to be an all day event as it is a 3 hour drive from Huntsville (we will need to leave at 7am). It is recommended that you pack a lunch and dress for the cold weather outdoors.

Attendees & Carpooling

The plan is that we will be meet at Lowes in Hampton Cove tomorrow morning, divide into carloads and then be rolling by 7am. If you are interested in attending please put your name below by November 30, 2011 and if you can drive and how many you can carry.

  • Spacefelix/Ethan C. - Driving with 3 seats available.
  • Lindsay P. - Driving with 3 seats available.
  • Art D. - Driving with 1 seat available.
  • Deb A.
  • Denise D.
  • Doug W.
  • krs - I'll need a lift