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.

Interview at Fixfest

Thirty cheers for our podcaster Dave Pickering

Thanks to Dave Pickering, who has now produced 30 engaging documentary podcasts for us! This is a real milestone. Besides Ugo and Janet, he is the person who has been longest working for The Restart Project.

Changing attitudes and actions: research with Nottingham Trent University

We don’t measure success simply by the number of objects fixed – success also comes in the form of changed attitudes, greater confidence, more enthusiasm for repair, or understanding of our wider patterns of resource use.

Restarter Profile: Meet Stefania

An Italian sound engineer, she shocked her future course convenors by acing the entrance exam, as a woman. Stefania loves repairing at community events because it helps her feel connected to others.

ZX Spectrum

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.

Workshop to repair electronics

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.