Camden Restart Party

Join us for an evening of fixing and learning about electronic waste in collaboration with Transition Dartmouth Park!

We'll help you learn how to fix all kinds of devices, starting with troubleshooting, advising on spare parts if necessary and more. Take back control of your e-stuff, never feel victim to obsolescence again. Slow laptops, broken printers, smartphones, coffee grinders, you name it. Don't forget to bring some snacks and home-made food in support of repairers! At 7pm, we'll have a special screening of short film ‘The Story of Electronics' followed by short conversation with Toby Miller (Author of “Greening the Media”) and our co-founder Ugo, talking about e-waste and reusing what we have.

Feel free to bring along things that need fixing e.g. computers, laptops, DVD players, phones, watches and other electronic items. Please arrive by 8pm if you need help with any repair.

Timings:
6pm - We begin the Restart Party normally
7pm – ‘Story of Electronic Stuff short film’, speakers and FAQ -
9.30pm – Finish

remember: we're happy to help for you to learn how to repair. We are not repair professionals, and Restart Parties are a community self-repair space. Attending means that you take responsibility for your own gadget, your own data, so please do not forget to back-up your data.

Closest stations: Tufnell Park on Northern Line / Gospel Oak on the Overground

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  • Philip Le Riche

    An excellent ambiance, as usual, but light was fading towards the end. And I could've murdered a coffee!

    July 11

  • Diamond

    This sounds like a cool event, I'd love it if someone could figure out what was wrong with the circuit board on my electric shaver. I've taken apart the shaver to have a look inside.

    The shaver was supposed to be waterproof but I think water got in somehow. The shaver uses electrical conduction to charge on a stand but I found when I put in the batteries the induction coil itself starts getting red hot.

    Anyone got an ideas what component might be playing up?

    June 27

    • Raj Shah

      It shows that there is a short and likely culprit will the bridge rectifier before it gets to the battery assuming the battery is correctly wired up.

      July 7

    • Philip Le Riche

      I could see that the output of the induction coil was rectified by a single diode in order to charge the batteries. The diode tested OK using Lucia's test meter, so I suspected the batteries were the wrong way round causing them to discharge through the diode and into the coil, There was no indication of the battery polarity, and putting them back the other way seemed to fix it! After thoroughly drying it out and reassembling you should be back in business!

      July 11

  • Tom

    The mixing up with other agendas,such as book promotion and film viewing did not work that well,in my opinion.The space in the back was packed with people,so we nearly had to fight for the "deckchairs"!l appreciate Transitions Towns hospitality,and support them,but perhaps we need to have different events with different agendas a bit more separated in the future?

    July 11

  • Yishay Mor

    I can't be there before 21:00. Will the part so be on?

    July 10

    • Ugo Vallauri

      Hi Yishay, we'll be finishing at 21.30...hope you can make it!

      July 10

    • Janet

      We need to warn you that we will not be fixing anything new at that point.

      July 10

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