Rosie Restart Party at DIY Space For London

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRosie the Restarter

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

*If you identify as a man, this event is not for you! There are plenty of others for you*

Hurray! A Restart Party just for women and non-binary people!

Restart Parties are learning events where volunteers help people fix their own electronics.

We are building on our Rosie the Restarter basic electronics skillshare which will have given the participants a broad range of essential skills for fixing. Now we’re going to get struck into doing some repairs.

This is your chance to bring along a broken electronic device (from troublesome toasters to problematic phones) and help us diagnose and repair faults with your own and other peoples appliances.

None of us are repair professionals, you don’t have to be an expert to learn and contribute. We will share our knowledge with each other and learn by doing.

Please read the do’s and don’ts at the bottom of this page.

Location

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DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside St, London, SE15 1TF, gb

About the group

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Rosie the Restarter

[If you identify as a man, please do not join this group.]

We organise skillshares run for/by women and non-binary people. They create a space to share, boost confidence and get technical together.

We want to bring gender diversity to our London Restart Parties and empower women and non-binary people to get stuck in repairing.

We believe everyone should have the right to repair. We believe everyone should have the capacity to take full ownership of their devices.

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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.