Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New: Virtual Fixit Clinics

"Mythbusters meets Antiques Road Show, Top Gear meets Car Talk"


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(2020-03-23 Update: As COVID-19 unfolds we're extending the vision of "virtual" Fixit Clinics to offer “rapid response repair” for medical equipment and laboratory research and/or diagnostic equipment. It doesn't have to be critical care equipment: it might be as mundane as the toaster oven in the hospital staff break room or the hospital’s floor polisher.)
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No community repair event near you? Repair event cancelled due to Coronavirus? Can't get your Fixit Clinic fix?

Well we can certainly fix that!

Announcing Virtual Fixit Clinics: the world's greatest troubleshooting talent converging to address whatever's presented; we'll leverage the wonderful magic that is the global internet to hold "virtual" Fixit Clinics using teleconferencing software.

Fixit Coaches: Any community repairers (or wannabe repairers, "fixing families") in the world are heartily welcome (e.g.: Fixit Clinic, Restart Party, Repair Cafe, Anstiftung Foundation, etc.). You're also welcome to present things from your local community or your own broken stuff.
Register at http://bit.ly/fixitcoachsignup and we'll send details on joining the teleconferences.

Have Something Broken? Answer these questions:
- Do you have a computer and internet connection that will support video teleconferencing?
- Can you show and describe the problem / recreate the problem in under five minutes?
- Can you have some rudimentary disassembly tools at the ready?
- Can you fill out http://bit.ly/brokenitemreport afterwards?
If yes, register at http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin (select the "Virtual Fixit Clinic") and we'll reach about scheduling you for an upcoming Virtual Fixit Clinic.

Looking forward to meeting in cyberspace!

2 comments:

  1. We hosted a successful "Virtual Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic" on Mar 15, 2020, replacing our scheduled face-to-face clinic. Looking forward to continuing this experiment with fix-it coaches across the nation.
    - Wayne
    http://boulderufixitclinic.org

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  2. Operation complete, in lockdown, may as well help someone during recovery!

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