Mission: To regenerate our world, block by block
- Anyone, anywhere able to make everyday things
- Open source, globally-designed, locally-produced
- Adaptable, affordable, reusable, and environmentally friendly
- Most building practices are non-modular, non-reusable, energy-intensive, and toxic.
- Most design systems are proprietary and incompatible: limiting re-use.
- Most products become obsolete or unrepairable: requiring new products to replace old.
- Universal building system for people and communities to build, re-build, and customize everyday things.
- Open platform with global catalogue of designs and local supply of reusable parts.
- Collaborative network where people design, share, and construct modular, reusable, and eco-friendly living spaces.
- A part is fundamental (indivisible)
- A part has parameters (e.g. variant, length)
- A part is self-descriptive
- Physical properties: size, weight, material, etc
- Connections (inputs and outputs): mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc
- Has instructions on how to maintain and manufacture (3d print files etc)
- A product is an assembly composed of many parts
- A product is described by a function:
(parameters) => parts
- Some products are parametric (e.g. a chair has a height, width, etc)
- Each product has a Bill of Materials: a set of parts to build
- Each product has step-by-step instructions on how to build
- Anyone can write and publish a product
- Anyone can be a supplier for any number of parts
- When you purchase a product, we connect you with local suppliers for the parts you need
- We provide suppliers with a platform to manage their orders, payments, inventory, and manufacturing processes
- Long-term goal is to use the Value Flows accounting system for composable smart-contracts and transparent resource flows