Camden Fixing Factory

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

This is the first ever event at Camden Fixing Factory – it’s a Restart Party specifically aimed at creating a hyper-local fixing community in the Queens Crescent area – if you’re within walking distance this is specifically aimed at you, but all are welcome to attend

We’re inviting local people not only to bring broken items, but also to bring their fixing skills – not just electronics or mechanical fixing skills, but anything to do with repair, maintenance or restoration…we’ll be creating a map of skills and will try to match repairs to repairers where possible

It looks like it could be quite busy – an article in Camden New Journal has sparked a lot of interest

It will be market day in Queens Crescent, and – weather permitting – we’ll be spreading out into the market – meaning we have both indoor and outdoor (super ventilated) fixing areas

Long term we’ll have a fully equipped electronics lab set up with a range of spares, and a 3D printer…but for now if you’re a fixer please bring your tools kits to supplement what we have already – expect a bench power supply, sig generator, and possibly an oscilloscope to be available for use

We’ll need some experienced fixers to get this off to a good start…we’ve already got:

  • laptop with BSOD
  • Desk lamp that doesn’t light
  • travel kettle with non-latching switch
  • mantle clock (mechanical issues)
  • non-latching toaster

Alongside the repairs we’ll have some beyond-repair laptops to teardown as a hands-on activity: simply opening devices can be a real eye-opener for many

Feel free to drop us a line at: [email protected]

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179 Queens Crescent, London, UK

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