2016-12-12 Repair Cafes

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Repair Cafes concept has been showing up on my Facebook lately with people suggesting we should do it at the Station. It's basically like a meetup where people can bring their broken stuff and try to fix it (get help fixing) and then take their item home. It's pretty much how I live and we do a lot of fixing at the Station but just never done a meetup kinda jumping on this trend. also lots of youtube vids https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repair_Café

Wordsmithing the copy for the event

From the LVL1 folks up in Kentucky:

While we at LVL1 have always encouraged folks to fix their stuff we know it may be hard for newcomers to jump in and join us so we're setting up a formal time for folks to get together and help each other fix things. So... got something that's broken? Feel free to bring it in and see what our volunteers can do. Maybe we can fix it, maybe not; we'll have fun working on it.

If you're interested in learning more see this short post on our website with a video and a link to the wikipedia article.




We're hosting our first Repair Cafe where members and guests are in invited to bring in something* that they would like to fix or need help fixing. The makerspace and tools are available and we'll see what we can do to try to get it fixed. Maybe we can fix it, maybe not; we'll have fun working on it.

* Please Note that this is not a recycling event, you must take whatever you bring back with you. The Maker Station does not have a dumpster nor trash pickup service so you must take your item back home with you after the repair attempt.

More info: Across the world “Repair Cafes” are being founded to help people repair things and save them from being tossed in the trash. To learn more simply search for "Repair Cafes" on Google or Youtube

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