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Status: unrepaired. Options for reusing and recycling electronics

We fix roughly 40% of devices at Restart Parties at the first go. Another 5% go home "DIY ready". But what about the 55% of devices that remain ...

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3D printer-salvage pancakes

We have a growing dataset of gadgets that are dead on arrival at our Restart Parties - it's a good measure of what is dead at people's homes. Until ...

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The footprint of those iPhones

So the iPhone 6 sales figures were released today. Tech journalists are our timeline are buzzing with the news. 74 million iPhone 6 sold, of a ...

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Tiny houses, decluttering and late consumerist disorders

The big craze in the US, land of bulk buying, student debt, mortgages-come-financial-products... Tiny houses. Yes, tiny houses. In some sense ...

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Top 5 fixes of 2014: Restart Party highlights

Here are our favourite fixes from a very memorable year... We can't wait for more in 2015. (If you hosted your own Restart Party and would like to ...

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Reasons to fix and to support our community fixing

Earlier this year, Restarters and participants at a Restart Party in Camden shared why they love our events. (Three UCL Material Cultures masters ...

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Good news: awards and institutional support

We won some recognition and funding! These votes of confidence help our "upstart" message travel further - and our business grow, so we can ...

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Restarter Profile: Meet Philip

Tell us a little about yourself. I did my degree in Electronic Engineering and then took the Computer Science Diploma at Cambridge University. ...

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The UK adopts the single-most noxious event in American consumer culture

The Restart Project is a volunteer-driven project sparked by two friends: one Italian and one American-British. As two people hugely invested in our ...