Makers Cabinet

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarMakers Cabinet Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

We return for another Makers Cabinet repair shop. Can we continue to make it bigger and better than ever before.

Check ou the video below to see what our last one (in May) was like:

Location

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4 Vyner St, London E2 9DG, UK

About the group

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Makers Cabinet Fixers

Makers Cabinet is an E London based design business who create high quality drawing and writing tools.

As a business unsatisfied with the lack of longevity with products on the market, we felt compelled to share our ethos on repairing and not replacing the things you own. In our Repair Group we are more than willing to share our knowledge, skills and equipment to empower our local community.

We will host quarterly Repair events where we will invite our MC community and local community to come, bring their broken objects and collaboratively fix their items.

We have an amazing workshop and yard space perfect for a Repair event. We are happy to share any equipment and tools required as long as they are respected and returned to their rightful home. We will also provide tea, coffee and snacks, and potentially some beers towards the end of the day.

Looking for :

More repairers with a variety of fixing skills, especially female fixers! Our previous event was a major success but the space was male dominated. We want to encourage an inclusive, accessible space for all members of our community as at the end of the day, we are here to collaboratively fix our items, reduce landfill and build bridges within our community.

Contact Noah (Founder and Head of Sales at MC) if you have any question or want to assist at our next event: [email protected]

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.