Allston Fixit Clinic

Celebrating repair by conveying basic troubleshooting skills, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops where neighbors, friends, and families work collectively to learn about and repair their broken items.

Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fabric items, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide 1) workspace 2) specialty tools and 3) volunteer Fixit Coaches to consult with you on the disassembly and troubleshooting of 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.)

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  • Bring your broken item with all parts necessary to recreate the symptoms (carry-in only: no oversize items)
  • Bring any parts and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. hand tools, sewing supplies)
  • Come ready to describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried (advance web research is helpful)
  • Come ready to learn and to share your knowledge with others

An all-ages family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited! COST: Free

The event is sponsored by Fixit Clinic, Harvard University Recycling Services, Harvard Ed Portal, and the Harvard Office for Sustainability. We will be providing pizza, coffee etc, and light snacks to coaches. Bring your own mug, plate & napkin for a special prize.

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