Don’t despair, just repair.

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 week, we produce a podcast about rescuing and repairing the electronics we use everyday.

Listen here, or tune in live every Tuesday at 1.30pm on London’s Resonance FM.

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Restart Data

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:

Exciting new online developments to grow activity offline

We’re offering way more to volunteers than just our “Fixometer” which is becoming the engine driving a much larger online platform. Read about what we have in the works, for public beta release later in July.

Guest post: How cleaning the dusty guts of my laptop changed my life

Designer Forrest Radford, who attended a Restart Party while a student five years ago, is now launching a repair-related Kickstarter campaign. He remembers “In less than an hour David had shown me the dusty guts of my Mac, we cleaned it out and put it back together; it booted like new.”

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