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In this episode, we talk tools – how do we actually get into electrical appliances or miniaturised electronic gadgets, many of which are designed to keep us out?
Podcaster Dave Pickering accompanies a couple of repairs at the Abbey Community Centre in Kilburn, including a mobile repair and vacuum repair.
To get insight into the bigger picture, Dave interviews repair guru Kyle Wiens, founder of iFixit, a company that is fast becoming a living “repair manual for everything”. iFixit supplies specialist repair tools, a task which takes them frequently to China and always into the innards of the latest electronics.
We learn that while tools can be very specialist and ever-changing like screwdriver bits, but they can also be quite simple, like an old, cut-up credit card.