Community

The Restart community is made up of a whole range of people: trained Restarters who help people learn to fix their broken stuff at our Restart Parties, hosts and organizers, and everyone who comes along to take part.

There are many different ways you can get involved. Come along any time to a Restart Party near you and see how it all works, or have a look through our community blog for exciting announcements, opportunities and tips.

Guest post: Repairing the ZX Spectrum – better than new

Restarter Steve Cook refurbished his ZX Spectrum, a long and involved process which involved help from online enthusiasts of this 1980s computer. It’s now better than it was when new, and Steve takes us on a tour of the ZX Spectrum’s past and future.

Guest post: The meaning of community repair

Maker and Hackney Fixer Bridget Harvey shares some insights in the deeper meanings of community repair. This guest blog post was originally a lightning talk delivered at Fixfest in October 2017.

Power up 2018 by changing your iPhone battery – we can help

Stung by the revelations from Apple about slowing iPhone performance? We’re here to help. Bring your phone and the new battery to an upcoming Restart Party and we can work with you to give some new charge to your older phone.

Photo of Fixfest participants all assembled on 8 October, 2017

The first Fixfest and future Fixfest(s)

If everything goes well, we will continue to work together in key areas over coming years. And there was much interest in a Fixfest 2019 hosted by others group – watch this space.

Listening and speaking at Mozfest 2017

Restart co-founder Ugo Vallauri spoke at Mozilla Festival (“MozFest”) 2017: the world’s leading festival for the open internet. Mozfest gathered together advocates for a ‘healthy internet’ and hardware is a big part of this.