Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCXVII (217) Castro Valley Library

The heat wave moving through Northern California this weekend didn't deter the crowds from making their way to the Castro Valley Library for Fixit Clinic CCXVII (217). Among the highlights:

A bunch of sewing machines were fixed or tuned up:


The Bay Area BikeMobile folks braved the heat and were fixing bicycles outside:

We welcomed our youngest Fixit Coach thus far: Fixit Coach extraordinaire Sarah Foster-Peck showed up with her one week old coach-in-training Hazel!





More photos from Fixit Clinic CCXVII (217) at the Castro Valley Library are on Google Photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/TLmNYZd44eJT95xg7

Another great day of fixing! Many thanks to the Castro Valley Library and Jessica Connolly from Castro Valley Sanitary District for hosting us, and to StopWaste.org for their ongoing sponsorship.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCXV (215) Newark Library

One week, two Fixit Clinics in Northern California, both great! Today's Fixit Clinic at the Newark Library was a ton of fun, and included a full sewing complement and lots of new coaches.
Among the highlights:

Love it when these sisters cooperate in taking apart their tablet:

This hair dryer needed a new thermal fuse: a common problem, an easy fix:

I hope the only place this repaired laptop power plug is going is in the laptop:

More photos from Fixit Clinic CCXV (215) at the Newark Library can be seen on Google Photos at https://goo.gl/photos/XqL7P9Ttex3ynWDz9

Another wonderful Fixit Clinic with the wonderful people at the Newark Library. Many thanks for the Library for hosting us and to StopWaste.org for sponsoring us.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fixit Clinic CCXIV (214) University of San Francisco (USF)

Hi atop San Francisco's famous foggy hills at University of San Francisco (USF) we were fixing again. Among the highlights:

She brought her own tools and parts to replace a three-way light switch:



Her vacuum cleaner came in with two problems and left with none:


There was a loose wire in this hair dryer, a simple fix:


Our host Josh McDermott shared this wonderful photo of the appropriately named Sisters of the Presentation: https://www.presentationsisterssf.org/



More photos from Fixit Clinic CCXIV (214) at University of San Francisco (USF) can be found on Google photos: https://goo.gl/photos/4Zsn5EnyXYqjApgk9

A wonderful location and wonderful people, a great day of fixing once again!

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!