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Feb 4

iFixit Tech Repair Workshop

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Design Center, Milstein Room 104
  • Add to Calendar 2022-02-04 14:00:00 2022-02-04 16:00:00 iFixit Tech Repair Workshop Image Help save the planet by learning how to fix your own stuff! Repair reduces environmental harm, resource depletion, and overproduction. It's also empowering—and a great way to explore design. In this workshop, iFixit will demonstrate how to disassemble an electronic device followed by a hands-on activity where you’ll get the opportunity to participate in a device disassembly yourself.  You’ll learn how to identify and replace the major components that are likely to fail in popular electronic devices. We’ll discuss important repair topics such as Right to Repair legislation, product design and repairability, and end-of-life alternatives when repair isn’t an option. After witnessing a live disassembly and getting your hands in the guts of some popular consumer devices, you'll walk away with the confidence and knowledge to embark on your own repair journey! All are welcome, from the seasoned DIY Fixer interested in the latest Right to Repair happenings to the complete repair newbie who is wondering how to fix a cracked phone screen or drifting gaming controller. iFixit will provide tools and materials. Come and join the repair revolution!   Design Center, Milstein Room 104 Barnard College barnard-admin@digitalpulp.com America/New_York public
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image of a smartphone with the front screen removed and a screwdriver doing repairs over it.

Help save the planet by learning how to fix your own stuff! Repair reduces environmental harm, resource depletion, and overproduction. It's also empowering—and a great way to explore design. In this workshop, iFixit will demonstrate how to disassemble an electronic device followed by a hands-on activity where you’ll get the opportunity to participate in a device disassembly yourself. 

You’ll learn how to identify and replace the major components that are likely to fail in popular electronic devices. We’ll discuss important repair topics such as Right to Repair legislation, product design and repairability, and end-of-life alternatives when repair isn’t an option.

After witnessing a live disassembly and getting your hands in the guts of some popular consumer devices, you'll walk away with the confidence and knowledge to embark on your own repair journey!

All are welcome, from the seasoned DIY Fixer interested in the latest Right to Repair happenings to the complete repair newbie who is wondering how to fix a cracked phone screen or drifting gaming controller. iFixit will provide tools and materials. Come and join the repair revolution!