Fix-It Clinics build resilient communities by sharing basic troubleshooting skills and celebrating repair and resource saving. Fixit Clinics are do-it-together, hands-on fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches who generously share their time, tools and expertise to consult with you on the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of items. You will be encouraged to do as much of the repair as you can or, at the very least, to watch and learn.
Arlington's 2019 Fix-It Clinic dates are Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, November 3.
So bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. Fixit Coaches (and helpful neighbors) will be available for consultation on broken items: we'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether you fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked, ready to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large. (Hopefully you’ll be inspired to become a Fixit Coach yourself.)
We are looking for volunteer coaches! You don't need to be an expert to help people disassemble and diagnose. We also need greeters and general administrative help during the event.
First-time Fixit Coaches and fixing families are always welcome, sign up here
If you plan to come, go ahead and fill out a sign-in form