Past Meetup

Fix-It Clinic - Free Event

Hosted by Richmond District Activities & Expeditions

Public group

This Meetup is past

19 people went

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You are invited to the very first Richmond District Fix - It Clinic!!!

A Fix-It Clinic is an event where people can bring in broken electronics, small appliances, toys, etc to receive guidance on how to disassemble, diagnose, and sometimes fix the problem. By empowering people to learn more about how to fix broken items and reduce ambivalence about trying to do so, we hope to reduce the amount of waste that ends up landfills.

Fix-it Clinics are part of an international movement, and this will be the first such event in San Francisco. It is a family-friendly event. Children are encouraged to attend.

Whether you fix your item or not, you will learn more about how your item was manufactured and how it worked.

Things to bring:

Your non-working thing (carry-in only)

Bonus if you can bring the following:

Any tools you already own that might be helpful

Any knowledge or advance research you have done on the issue

Boxes, bags and/or small containers to carry away parts. Muffin tins are great for holding tiny bits and pieces while you work.

To learn more about what happens at a Fix-It clinic, check out this short video and article:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rInHSdGkz3w

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_22645853/bay-area-fix-it-clinics-repair-what-usually

http://www.fixitclinic.org

It would be great if you posted the broken item in your rsvp so we have an idea of what we will be attempting to fix that day. But you are also welcome just to show up at the event.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or if you would like to join the fun as a Fix - It Coach ammeze [at] mail.sfsu.edu

Thanks!!!!

Amy