Fixit Clinic CDVI (406) Cambridge Public Library
Building resilient communities through conveying basic troubleshooting skills and celebrating repair, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops 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, non-functioning things — electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc.– for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. Fixit Coaches (and helpful neighbors) will be available for consultation on broken items: we’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you 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 with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large. (Hopefully you’ll be inspired to become a Fixit Coach yourself.)
– First-time Fixit Coaches and fixing families are always welcome; sign up at http://bit.ly/fixitcoachsignup
– Even if you can’t make it: report your broken item at http://bit.ly/brokenitemreport
WHAT: Fixit Clinic CDVI (406) Cambridge Public Library
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 11AM-2PM
WHERE: Cambridge Public Library Main Branch, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
HOW: Register at http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin then:
– Bring your broken item with all parts necessary to recreate the symptoms (carry-in only: no oversize items)
– Bring any parts and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. hand tools, sewing supplies)
– Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
– Come ready to learn and to share your knowledge with others
WHO: An all-ages family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited!
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!
Sponsored by Cambridge Public Library and Cambridge Dept. of Public Works
More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org, https://www.facebook.com/FixitClinic/