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Celebrating repair through guided disassembly of your broken stuff
Celebrating repair through guided disassembly of your broken stuff

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More photos from today's Fixit Clinic CXCIV (194) at the Castro Valley Library

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Our fourth Fixit Clinic at the Castro Valley Library; always great to be there!

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Wish we had seen this articulate and eloquent treatise on "Pathological Consumption" to share before the holiday shopping season.

Interesting point that the terms "planned obsolescence" and "perceived obsolescence" imply a loss of utility when many consumer goods had no utility in the first place.

"...Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but for god’s sake stop trashing the planet to tell someone you care. All it shows is that you don’t."

http://www.monbiot.com/2012/12/10/the-gift-of-death/

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Fixit Clinic CXCVII (197) Newark Library

Back by popular demand! Our previous events at the Newark Library have been big hits: we look forward to seeing you at this Fixit Clinic!
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Celebrating repair through do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based discovery and disassembly: bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, and clothes, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked.
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WHAT: Fixit Clinic CXCVII (197) - Newark Library, Newark, CA
WHEN: Saturday, Feb 25 1PM-4PM
WHERE: Newark Library, 6300 Terrace Av, Newark, CA 94560
HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J then
- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited!
COST: Free!
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

New Fixit Coaches always welcome: are you a handywoman or handyman and handy kid, or wannabe or junior handyperson, tinkerer or sewer? Sign up here: http://goo.gl/xS1MRK

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Fixit Clinic CXCIV (194) Castro Valley Library

Back by popular demand! Our previous events at the Castro Valley Library have been big hits: we look forward to seeing you at this Fixit Clinic!
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Celebrating repair through do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based discovery and disassembly: bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, and clothes, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked.

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WHAT: Fixit Clinic CXCIV (194) - Castro Valley Library
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 21 1PM-4PM
WHERE: Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546
HOW: Register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J then
- Bring your broken item (carry-in only: no oversize items)
- Bring parts and tools that might be helpful (e.g. sewing supplies)
- Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
- Come ready to learn and to share what you already know with others
WHO: All ages welcome: a family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited!
COST: Free!
WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!

More into on Fixit Clinic at www.fixitclinic.org

New Fixit Coaches always welcome: are you a handywoman or handyman and handy kid, or wannabe or junior handyperson, tinkerer or sewer? Sign up here: http://goo.gl/xS1MRK

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Post-Christmas Fixing Hangover.

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Great video featuring the Fixit Clinics in Boulder, CO: heartfelt thanks to +Wayne Seltzer for all of his efforts: https://vimeo.com/195511968/195044832

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A quartet of Fixit Clinics in California on Saturday: Salinas, Huntington Beach, Newark, and Dublin; a busy day! Here are the photos from Dublin.
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