CULTURE OF REPAIR/DIY: Berkeley Fix-It Clinic ~ Sat., 3/7/20 ~ FREE

Hosted by Progressives of the SF Bay Area

Public group

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*** FixIt Clinic at Berkeley Public Library ***
Celebrating repair by conveying basic troubleshooting skills, FixIt Clinics are do-it-together, hands-on, STEM-based, explore-and-learn workshops for all ages. Clinics are staffed by volunteer FixIt Coaches who generously share their time, tools and expertise to consult with you on the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of items.

So bring your broken things -- electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc. FixIt Coaches will offer consultation, workspace, specialty tools, and guidance for you to disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether you fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked, ready to share your new-found confidence and insight.

For more event information: FixIt Clinic page -- https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/fix-it-clinic-tareahallpittmansouth

To bring a broken item: Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZclG6YI3221ttofBquYsEqX9ZqkUN-jAFKdOqYcywLLS9Hw/viewform?c=0&w=1

To volunteer to help repair items: Coach sign-up -- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5_bJ-pVnWKoZ0joOQEooWo7wB0DapDATp4V44K_ym92EETw/viewform

To volunteer to help greet participants, please register as a Coach [see above link] and note that you'd like to be a greeter.

[Posted by Wendy 2/11/20]
Note from Wendy: this is a terrific program held in different locations throughout the Bay Area (check the info link above). A few months ago I made an appointment [via the "Register" link] and showed up with an inherited brass piano lamp that needed re-wiring (I supplied the new wire/bulb), and the folks there got the job done. They do try to educate along the way, and encourage hands-on participation whenever possible. Cost me nothing except for the new wire and bulb I bought beforehand. I highly recommend these events.

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