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PockyBum522

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Repair rather than replace "Restart Parties"
« on: June 17, 2013, 05:49:14 PM »
http://therestartproject.org/ Might be a good way to get some interest.

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Re: Repair rather than replace "Restart Parties"
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 09:21:14 AM »
If someone is willing to be the point person for this, I think it'd be a good thing to do once a month, or maybe every couple of months.

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Re: Repair rather than replace "Restart Parties"
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 11:44:21 AM »
Random thoughts.

Could be a good variation on "Open Make" days... hangout & fix common stuff. Could also include harvesting parts from stuff you can't fix. How to avoid the hazardous stuff. I've got boxes of random harvested parts - maybe we harvest with a goal of then having a hackathon using the harvested gear...

And a timely article from Wired on the need for a "Fixer" movement - http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/06/qq_thompson/


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Repair rather than replace "Restart Parties"
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 02:34:52 PM »
i dont throw anything away unless 100% stripped of good parts.
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Re: Repair rather than replace "Restart Parties"
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 02:38:09 PM »
I'm the same. Also, I don't throw anything away. I need to remedy that.

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