'Wikiblock' is a unique community building project offered by the nonprofit 'Better Block Foundation.'
The organization decided to take advantage of the benefits of 3D-printing technology in order to offer communities methods of enhancing their own functions and aesthetics. The Wikiblock database offers 30 different blueprints of various "neighborhood fixtures" such as benches and bus stops. These blueprints can be downloaded, taken to a "maker space" and then printed from plywood -- after which the entire structure can then be assembled by hand. The platform provides an accessible, open-source service that ensures that anyone can improve their communities with minimal cost and effort involved.
This community building project provides neighborhoods with the autonomy to create spaces that are functional and beneficial to the people in the surrounding area.
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