Sunday, November 5, 2023

Supporting Repair through the San Mateo County Library System Makermobile

Now there’s a dedicated “Repair Information Station” on the San Mateo County Library system’s new Makermobile. Coupled with the repair tools resident on the Makermobile, everywhere the Makermobile is deployed people can work on repair using the Makermobile’s tools while getting expert help from community repairers around the world through Discord: Global Fixers.

The Global Fixers appliance laptop is an AUEed Chromebook reconfigured to automatically boot into Discord: Global Fixers where people can start asking questions and get help from expert repairers around the planet.

The back of the laptop has a QR code where anyone who already uses Discord can simply get the invite link:

In addition to the San Mateo County Library Makermobile so far we've deployed Global Fixer appliances at:
○ USA-CA-Hercules Library (Contra Costa County Library system)
○ USA-CA-North Fair Oaks Branch Library (San Mateo County Library system)
○ USA-CA-San Leandro Main Library
- with many, many more to come!

Have a spare Chromebook or laptop? Create a Repair Information Station for your library or makerspace so anyone can walk up and start asking repair questions.

Haven’t joined Discord: Global Fixers yet? Follow the instructions in this Google Doc:

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