FixIt Event - bring your broken items!

Building resilient communities through conveying basic troubleshooting skills and celebrating repair, 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.

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.)

  • HOW:
    • Register at
    • 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
    • Come ready to learn and to share your knowledge with others
  • WHO: An all-ages family-friendly event: accompanied children are heartily invited!
  • COST: Free!
  • WHY: To make friends, learn and teach how to fix things, and have fun!


Sponsored by Cabot Science Library and Harvard Recycling. Thanks to Susan Berstler of the Cabot Science Library for hosting.

More into on Fixit Clinic at

First-time Fixit Coaches and fixing families are always welcome; sign up at