Fixit Clinic Dates for 2020
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 2020 Fixit Clinics dates: Sunday, May 3 and Sunday, October 4.
Clinics will 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.)
Here are some area upcoming events anyone can attend:
- February 1, Belmont Public Library (336 Concord Avenue, Belmont), 12-3pm
- February 8, Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Ave, Allston), 11am-2pm
- March 21, Jamaica Plain Library (30 South Street, Boston), 10am-1pm
- April 22, Harvard Cabot Science Library (1 Oxford Street, Cambridge), 11am-2pm
If you plan to come, 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