KCFC, the Kensington Community Food Co-op, will partner with the Philly Fixers Guild and host their September 19th Repair Fair. KCFC’s future store site at the corner of Lehigh and Frankford Avenues in Philadelphia will serve as the event location on Saturday, September 19th from 10AM to 2PM. Members of the community and people from […]
This past Saturday, we held our first Philly Fixers Guild – Repair Fair at the Sculpture Gym in Fishtown/Kensington. After all the planning and probably an inappropriate amount of hand-wringing, it all went down really well! Our inaugural group of volunteer Fixers were absolutely amazing! By the end, a total of 13 Fixers had made it to the […]
This is the first in a regular series I hope to keep as active as possible. The Fixer Files will showcase a random repair that was made from beginning to (hopefully) successful end. My intention is that readers learn something about basic diagnosis and repair from someone else’s successes and failures. Today’s Fixer Files will focus […]
One of the Philly Fixers Guild’s goals is to enable a shift away from a disposable device culture and a move toward a “maintenance and repair” mindset. The first step in making this a reality is to build a simple-but-useful tool box you can call your own. With some basic repair tools and a bit of knowledge at your disposal, you’ll be less likely to think, “toss it and buy a new one” and more likely to attempt a repair.