Monday, December 16, 2019

A Waffle Iron For The Ages

From Fixit Clinic 500 2019-12-14 Redwood City Public Library: the waffle iron was a present at their wedding 20+ years ago, our Fixing Elves helped them get it working again.

Our sincere holiday season wish is that their great-great-great-grandchildren will be using the same waffle iron.

More photos from Fixit Clinic 500 2019-12-14 Redwood City Public Library at
And a video that features this waffle iron fix:

Monday, September 30, 2019

Elvis Lives (Again!)

Honored to have the King of Rock and Roll grace Sunday's Fixit Clinic at San Carlos Library. His batteries had leaked and corroded the connections.

Once we got that addressed Elvis was back in action.

Here's video of the King of Rock and Roll once again at his finest:

More photos of Fixit Clinic 475 San Carlos Day of Service here:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Redwood City Library Fixit Coaches Flyers

The graphic designer at the Redwood City Library came up with this great poster for soliciting Fixit Coaches and made both English and Spanish versions: we love it!

Fixing Fremont Library's Carts

At the Fremont Main Library we asked the librarians to gather up the library's book shelving carts that needed repair. Fixit Coaches Extraordinaire Steve Evans and Steve White (AKA "The Steves") put a bunch of carts back into service immediately with simple lubrication and then explored repairing bad wheels, casters, bearings, caster sockets (plastic or nylon sleeves that support the casters.) We may attempt using the 3D printers in the library's new Makerspace to create replacement parts, maybe modifying the design to make them more durable.

The Steves inventory the library's carts

"For Salvage": this cart's next destination was the Alameda County Salvage Depot. Isn't it better to repair it and keep it in service?
Repairs in progress in the library's new Makerspace

We strive to fix community assets at Fixit Clinic: the things we own jointly through the civic institutions we share. Do you think this is a good idea?

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fremont Library Fixit Clinic Residency

The Fremont Main Library just opened their new Makerspace today. As the inaugural programming for the Makerspace we're holding Fixit Clinics on a regular basis there.

More photos from the Makerspace Grand Opening:

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Introducing The New Fixit Clinic Video Series

We've launched a new series of instructional videos in partnership with iFixit; the goal is to encourage everyone to repair whether there's a Fixit Clinic happening nearby or not.

Here are the three videos thus far:

Introducing Repair Tips from the Fixit Clinic with Peter Mui
How to Replace Thermal Fuses: Repair Tips from the Fixit Clinic
Optical Drive Troubleshooting: Repair Tips from the Fixit Clinic

If you have a topic for an upcoming video let us know.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fixit Clinic on eTown

Fixit Clinic founder Peter Mui interviewed on the eTown radio show:

Same segment on Vimeo:
Here’s a link with all the show segments:

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Santa Fe Flyer

It's lovely to see the flyers different Fixit Clinics come up with, this one is for the upcoming 2019-02-02 Fixit Clinic CCCLXVI (366) in Santa Fe, NM