Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCXII (212) Union City Library

Our inaugural Fixit Clinic at the Union City Library went off swimmingly. We saw a variety of items that were handily handled by our many new Fixit Coaches.



Sewing and sewing machine repair was in full swing, including several luggage and zipper repairs.


Intensive consulting on this vacuum cleaner



More photos from Fixit Clinic CCXII (212) Union City Library can be found in Google Photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/A1V6X7uc62Nputw16

Many thanks to our hosts are Librarian Lili Khalili and Union City Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Cutter, and to StopWaste.org for sponsoring us.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCVI (206) Truckee, CA

Whoo hoo! And, just like that: Truckee, California's on the Fixit Clinic map. Erica Merten, Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Truckee reports: "We had a total of 22 attendees, with 10-12 volunteers (a few stopped by and left early) at our local makerspace. 18 items were repaired, and the only one that didn’t get fixed, but was diagnosed was the food processor that I had brought, ironically ha. Everything from clothing, to lamps, to window sills, to snapped foosball table rod were fixed! Overall it was a great evening, and we had people asking when the next clinic would take place. Hopefully this can become a spring/fall event."

Here are a couple of photos:




See all the photos from the Inaugural Truckee Fixit Clinic CCVI (206) on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TownofTruckee.KeepTruckeeGreen/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1610899068938105

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCVII (207) MIT


Our fourth Fixit Clinic at MIT was yet another rousing success: among the many highlights:

A classic radio fixed:


He learned how to solder and fixed his LED light:

Another toaster repaired:


See more photos from Fixit Clinic CCVII (207) MIT in Google Photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/eZgeMPmnqReacfih9

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCIV (204) Vista CA

The inaugural Fixit Clinic at the Vista Branch, San Diego County Library http://www.sdcl.org/locations_VS.html was held Saturday April 8.

Among the highlights: Vacuum cleaner fixing:

Sewing machine fixing:


The great Fixit Coach crew:


Librarian Kris Jorgensen shared these and other photos viewable on Google Photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/2jKArUFnyAgMnckW8

Wish we could attend all of the Fixit Clinics around the US in person, this looks like it was a great one!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCII (202) Fremont Library

This well-promoted Fixit Clinic lived up to its hype: according to Fremont Environmental Specialist Lori Marra 91 people signed in -- that's a lot!


And we're always thrilled to see stuff like this going on:


Our sewing machine coach extraordinare CC says she repaired "10-and-a half" sewing machines during the course of the day:

See all the photos from Fixit Clinic CCII (202) here: https://goo.gl/photos/VkLQ4tvm22pQmqdB6

Wow, that was a hectic but satisfying day! Heartfelt thanks to www.StopWaste.Org​ for their support of these events.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fixit Clinic CXCVIII (198) Newark Library


Another great day of fixing in Newark with a wonderful group of Fixit Coaches and participants. Among the highlights:


The Fixit Clinic "Brain Trust" works collectively on this Kitchenaid Mixer. These are normally one of our favorite items to see because 1) it's typically an easy fix and 2) repair parts are readily available.



This person had valuable data on this USB thumb drive and we resoldered it so that she could retrieve the data.



This Samsung tablet was wedged in a weird boot loop but Fixit Coach Lovejit Kharod reformatted the data partition and got it working again.

See more photos from Fixit Clinic CXCVIII (198) Newark Library on Google Photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/nVTaYkJGgiWyHH5g7

San Diego Fixit Clinics in the News

Our April 8 Fixit Clinic in San Diego made the local paper: thanks to librarians Kris Jorgensen and JP Baker for their efforts! http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-fixit-clinic-20170219-story.html