Fixit Clinic Comes to Arlington
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.
The 2019 event dates are Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, November 3. The Clinics run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and will take place at the Thompson Elementary School, 187 Everett Street.
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.)
If you plan to come, go ahead and fill out a in July, please fill out this sign-in form so that we know what kind of supplies we'll need to have available. Appointments aren't required, but it helps us plan.
We are looking for volunteer coaches! You don't need to be an expert to help people disassemble and diagnose. We also need greeters and general administrative help during the event, sign up here
Fixit Clinic in Newton in May 2019: Jewelry volunteers help repair beaded bracelets
Fixit Clinics are supported by
- Sustainable Arlington
- Zero Waste Arlington
- Arlington Libraries
- Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee
- East Arlington Livable Streets
- Town of Arlington DPW