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Fixit Clinic conveys basic disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair skills using peoples' own broken things as the vehicle. By sharing these skills while transferring them to others we teach critical thinking through the lens of our relationship to consumption and sustainability. We strive to demystify science and technology so that we can ultimately make better policy choices as a society.

“Education, entertainment, empowerment, elucidation, and, ultimately, enlightenment through guided disassembly of your broken stuff.”



Fixit Clinic is a "pop-up" activity where people bring their broken things to disassemble: many participants have never attempted opening up something before, often special tools are necessary to get inside. We provide Fixit Coaches to help guide participants through their disassembly process, and have the special tools on hand.

Our experience is that fixing many broken items is possible, even easy. But even if the item isn't fixed, there's a valuable educational aspect to understanding why it stopped working.

- To see photos from previous Fixit Clinics go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FixitClinic and our Google+ Community page: https://plus.google.com/111525193946026734520

- To see videos about Fixit Clinic Search on YouTube for Fixit Clinic: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fixit+clinic, the top result is a documentary about Fixit Clinic: http://youtu.be/rInHSdGkz3w, the other results are videos about the Fixit Clinic satellites in Minneapolis,MN and Boulder, CO.

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Press contact: email fixitclinic@gmail.com

Graphics: Fixit Clinic graphics should be viewable and downloadable here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1NuRSQ-LsBfaDZkRmhTcWZ5LTA&usp=sharing

If you want to hold a Fixit Clinic in your area email us at fixitclinic@gmail.com

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- WBGH coverage of MIT Fixit Clinic: https://youtu.be/YcVkjz7wdXo

- On NPR Website: http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/how-fix-almost-everything-you-own

- Fixit Clinic at MIT: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/education-empowerment-and-enlightenment-through-guided-disassembly-of-your-broken-stuff.html

- Fixit Clinic at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science in Thursday March 22 2012 SF Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/21/NSCF1NLTVD.DTL

- Photos of other MIT Fixit Clinics:
https://plus.google.com/photos/103877271876407186516/albums/5606925619286109217?authkey=COaase_blOOBWQ
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.170833216295981.35813.143672372345399&type=1

-Ella Baker Center interview:
http://www.ellabakercenter.org/blog/2010/12/interview-peter-mui-and-the-fixit-clinic/

- At the East Bay Mini Maker Faire:
http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/springs-spools-and-power-cords-getting-real-at-the-fixit-clinic/
http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/fixit/
http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/repair-dont-replace-the-fixit-clinic-is-here/
http://oaklandnorth.net/2010/10/25/the-community-meets-the-makers-at-mini-faire/ (play the slide show)
http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_16424261
Photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/petermui/FixitClinicAtEastBayMakerFaire20101024#

- In the Berkeley Daily Planet: http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2010-04-30/article/35177?headline=Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-and-Repair

- On Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/community/Fixit-Clinic/

- Photos of "Geek Out" Fixit Clinic at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petermui/sets/72157623734169451/show

- Other photos:
https://picasaweb.google.com/103877271876407186516/2011MiniMakerFaire?authkey=Gv1sRgCJOGl6nIvsW-WA
https://picasaweb.google.com/103877271876407186516/FixitClinicAtEastBayMakerFaire20101024
http://www.flickr.com/photos/petermui/sets/72157626127428649/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/petermui/sets/72157623374353011/

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