Cambs Virtual Repair Café

ONLINE (via Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Hosted by Group avatarCambridge Area Repair Cafes

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Description

On the last Wednesday of the month (except August), people in Cambridgeshire will be able to use Zoom to get their broken items seen by an experienced Cambridgeshire Repair Café repairer, without even leaving their home 

https://circularcambridge.org/events/cambs-virtual-repair-cafe-no6/

Over a lunchtime, you’ll be able to bring in electricals*, household and garden items, bicycles, toys, jewellery and clothing for 1:1 repair advice. There’ll be advice on software troubles too. Everything’s being done virtually using Zoom – once in the Cafe you’ll be in themed breakout rooms where you’ll meet your repairer. 

To take part you’ll need a PC, tablet or
phone that can be used for video calls. The Cambs Virtual Repair Café is
free to visit and all aged 18 or over are welcome. 
 

* We can only see battery powered electrical items at the virtual events, no mains powered appliances, sorry.


Booking a visit the Cambs Virtual Repair Café  

You need to book your item in by midday on 28th July. All bookers
will receive an automatic confirmation email and then a second email
with the link to join the Virtual Repair Cafe will be emailed out the
day before the event. You can only book in one item, and you must be able to join at 12:30pm on the 29th July and wait to be seen.

Please note that we may need to cancel bookings if we feel that the item is not suitable for a Virtual Repair Cafe.

All face-to-face and Virtual Repair Cafes are listed on the Circular Cambridge events page.


Book your item here:

https://circularcambridge.org/events/cambs-virtual-repair-cafe-no6/


About the group

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Cambridge Area Repair Cafes

Repair Cafes are distinct from Restart Parties, but there is considerable overlap, and much to be gained from sharing information.  They are co-ordinated from the Netherlands (https://repaircafe.org), and are not in competition with Restart Parties (there's more than enough to fix for us both!)

Repair Cafes tend to be less hi-tech than Restart Parties, though we will tackle computers, laptops, tablets and phones when requested.  Repairs are always free, and a cafe (which charges modest prices) is associated with the event, to cater for those who are waiting to be seen.

The Cambridge Repair Cafe Group co-ordinates Repair Cafes in the Cambridge area.  There is a link to the group at https://www.repaircafe.org.uk.  Currently active at least once a quarter are:

Abington
Chesterton
Cottenham
Fulbourn
Girton
Shelford
Waterbeach

New Repair Cafes are expected shortly in Haddenham and Linton, and we have done one-off events in Cambridge and Ely.

We are aiming to set the record for the largest Repair Cafe in the world in Cambridge on 11th November 2017.

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