Move slow and fix things.

The Restart Project helps people learn how to repair their broken electronics, and rethink how they consume them in the first place.

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Repair events

You’re invited to a Restart Party!

Participate in a free community repair event, where volunteer fixers will help you learn how to repair your broken or slow devices - and tackle the growing mountain of e-waste.

All events across our network are cancelled through mid-April unless stated otherwise.

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Latest News

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Keep up to date with our latest news from community repair and the right to repair.

Restart Radio

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At least once a month, we produce a podcast about rescuing and repairing the electronics we use everyday.

Listen here, or tune in live the second Tuesday of the month at 5pm on London’s Resonance FM.

Copyright law, ownership and crisis with Aaron Perzanowski

Repair Data

Together with our growing network, we collect and share data on the things we repair, and use it to help us demand better, more sustainable products.


devices fixed


hours volunteered


kg waste prevented


kg CO2 prevented


Our web app allows members of the repair community to log their fixes and to learn about the social and environmental impact of their work.

Our insights

We collect data on repair from our community events and we use the data to provide insights into the devices we see.


We're working with young people to spark awareness about the raw materials inside our electronics and their environmental impacts.


Restart is a people-powered project. Here's what we're up to:

View from above of Mackintosh's famous spiral staircase

Announcing Fixfest UK 2020

**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (27th March): We have made the decision to run Fixfest UK as a series of online only events.**
We’re super excited to announce the place and date of the second-ever Fixfest UK, in Glasgow on 20th June.


We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.

Restarter Profile: Meet Alison

Alison is a life-long DIYer who has a real can-do spirit about maintenance and fixing, and a budding interest in brewing. She laments the fact that some women feel discouraged to repair, and loves being involved in our Rosie the Restarter skillshares.

Restarter profile: Meet Steve

Steve is a life-long tinkerer and fixer, who loves the “Marie Kondo” repairs the best — the ones that spark joy. He enjoys repurposing electronics with his kids, cycling and running. He still remembers his first repair – a Walkman – at age 10.

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