You are probably reading this because you spotted us on the telly. And you probably have a couple of questions:
Who are you?
The Restart Project is a charity, a group of technically-minded amateur repairers who share their skills, helping others learn how to use electronics longer. While our community events are free, the idea is not to offer a free fix, participants in our community events get involved and learn from our volunteers. Most of our volunteers all have day jobs, or study. Some are retired. Here are the Restarters who appeared on The One Show: Faraz (@nanoborg88), Dave (@davelukes), Ben (@luckybenski). Read more about our Restarters, and what motivates them.
How can I get involved?
The first way to get involved is to think like a Restarter! Upgrade at your own speed, and maintain electronics as long as you like. YOU are in control. And remember, electronics can be repaired – and not just by “geniuses”.
If you are in London, you can get involved by coming to our events. If you are outside of London, and would like to host your own Restart Party – see this webpage for more. Or you can check our global map of community repair events to see if you can find one near you.
How do you plan to survive?
We offer some engaging workplace services including pop-ups, team-building, and IT resilience events. We see companies as another great venue to spread the joy of repair. These services support our community outreach. You can also donate to us, every donation helps us keep our community events free, and helps us help others to replicate our model.
Are you trying to undercut professional repairers?
Not at all! We’re friends with professional repairers, and we often end up referring people at our community events to them. We think our role is stimulate demand for honest, competent commercial repair, as well as to highlight the value of waste reduction via repair, and raise questions about how to maintain a health repair economy.
Do you have something to say? Have another question? Please leave us your feedback in the comment thread below!