Repair a laptop, fix the system.

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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Restart Parties

You’re invited to a Restart Party!

Come to one of our free community repair events, where our volunteer fixers will help you learn how to repair your broken or slow devices - and tackle the growing mountain of e-waste.

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Restart Radio

Listen to all episodes

Every fortnight, 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.

The second lives of computers

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.

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hours volunteered

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waste prevented

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devices fixed

Fixometer

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.

Education

We’re sparking repair activity in schools around the world.

Restart at School

Our hands-on programme helps secondary schools build repair into their curriculum, to create a new generation of fixers.

Read about our first programme at Archer Academy, in London.

Community

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

1,000 events logged in our network

We’re celebrating having reached 1,000 events logged in our repairs database, affectionately known as the Fixometer. We started alone in London in 2014 on this project, and we have 110 groups in 12 countries who have logged events and contributed repair data to our network.

Restarters

We call volunteers who share their repair skills Restarters.

Monique teaching women how to build their own PC

Restarter profile: Meet Monique

Monique is a software developer who loves simple fixes and a decent pair of shoes. She fondly remembers her math teacher who abandoned the curriculum to teach her Fortran.

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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