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Fixing Session (Brooklyn)

June 1, 2016, 7:00pm - June 1, 2016, 10:00pm

The Brooklyn Commons

Second Floor in the Library! MTA Subway - A/C/G Hoyt-Schermerhorn, 2/3 Hoyt St MTA Bus - B63 or B65 to Atlantic Avenue & Hoyt Street

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Second Mini-Review
On Sunday, on my way to Dixon’s Place, where I was part of the monthly International Women Artists' Salon Lounge created by Heidi Russell, I stopped at Patagonia where I knew there is another fixers’ Collective get together. Last Wednesday I got inspired by the bustle the collective created at Manhattan Hackers. I went into my closet where I keep theater props, among others about 15 broken umbrellas that I keep for Lost Property Unit, a skit that you can read on my blog. I took five umbrellas and a bunch of broken jewelry at Patagonia. I didn’t know Patagonia exists. I thought it’s something from Jules Verne. I thus got a taste of how American people think about Dracula’s Transylvania. But Patagonia is both in South America and in SoHo. They do loads of repairs and eco activities. Besides the Fixers’ there was also the Pop-Up Repairs group. Its leader soldered back in shape a necklace for me. I told her I actually got a soldering certificate from my high school. We had to solder chairs and then file down the metal blobs we created so the chair joints looked smooth. That is not to say that I can solder. I just have a certificate. The leader found this hilarious. Anyway, thanks to the Fixers’ John Murphy who reviewed my umbrellas I dismantled two, harvested the canopy, patched with scotch tape a transparent one and used it since it drizzled later on, then found out I had two good umbrellas, a golfer’s and a banker’s that were worth repairing.
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Here's #bad #design ready to go #burningdownthehouse - halogen lamp wiring used heat-resistant braid, but stopped short of the part that got really #hot (near the bulb housing). Not shown are the regular wire #nuts where heat-resistant #ceramic or #porcelain wire nuts should have been used. We'll #correct this immediately, but may also work around it with an #LED bulb instead. #fixdontfrag #circulareconomy ... See MoreSee Less

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Lots of fun with Pop Up Repair working on lots of stuff - headphones, pepper grinder, iron, vintage radio, paper shredder, two table lamps, chair, shortwave radio, alarm clock, gloves, and necklaces. Pop Up Repair will continue to take stuff for repair until the beginning of June, too! ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of fun with @[163297063828558:274:Pop Up Repair] working on lots of stuff - headphones, pepper grinder, iron, vintage radio, paper shredder, two table lamps, chair, shortwave radio, alarm clock, gloves, and necklaces. @[163297063828558:274:Pop Up Repair] will continue to take stuff for repair until the beginning of June, too!

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Come #fix lotz of stuffz on the second floor from 3-7 today! #patagonia #circulareconomy ... See MoreSee Less

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Glad to see you are a mobile fixers collective. You're getting closer and closer to Rockaway. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. So is my son's RC flying Ironman! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Asus laptop fan was loud, so we check the fan's bearings. We use process of elimination on the clock, battery, and battery recharger to see why the clock didn't keep time. The food processor's fuse was blown. The windup clock needed re-assembly. The Emerson vintage tube radio gets another once-over. We tweak the brakes and foot rest on the wheelchair. D5 ... See MoreSee Less

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We performed electrical cord bypass on the the coffee bean grinder. She got to solder the wires, too! The butane torch kept blowing out the flame. The electric razor's charging circuit was fried. The watch band needed adjustment. We get started on the iPhone 5S and hope to finish the job very soon. Thanks to all who visited us at the library! ... See MoreSee Less

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Fixing Session (Manhattan)

May 18, 2016, 7:00pm - May 18, 2016, 10:00pm

Hack Manhattan

Put the gears in place for the #circulareconomy and bring your broken things needing repair attention! MTA Subway - 1/2/3/A/C/E/F/M/L/PATH West 14th at 7th Avenue (We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed. No one will be turned away) Tell us what you plan to bring! It helps us plan things out. If you know you'll need to replace things, we suggest acquiring them in advance. #Repair #reuserocks

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