You're invited to the next JP Fixit Clinic on Dec. 14 to bring broken household items and learn how to assess, disassemble, and repair them instead of sending them to landfill. Just bring your broken household items, any manuals (if available), and a willingness to learn. Tools will be provided and volunteer coaches with expertise fixing a wide variety of things will help to fix items including:
Bikes and skateboards
Clothing and fabric items
Computers and phones
Toys and wooden items
Small kitchen appliances
Small electrical devices
Lamps and anything else
Please do not bring firearms, gasoline engines, or other dangerous items.
The clinic is scheduled for Dec. 14 from 10 am to 12:45 pm at the Jamaica Plain Library (30 South St.).
Calling all broken toys, computers, lamps and more -- the next Jamaica Plain Fixit Clinic is September 14. The clinic is great way to stop things from being tossed into the landfill. Just bring your broken household items with any manuals (if you still got them), and a willingness to learn. Tools and volunteer coaches will provide their knowledge to help fix a variety of things. Bikes and skateboards, clothing and fabric items, computers and phones, toys and wooden items, small kitchen appliances, small electrical devices, jewelry, lamps and a lot more.
The next JP Fixit Clinic will have an extra facet added to its regular focus on helping people fix their broken household items. Clinic organizers will also be letting people know about the Digital Right to Repair legislation that is currently under consideration at the State House. The JP Fixit Clinic is organized by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Environment, Parks & Energy Committee. The JPNC sent a letter in support of the bill last year, which didn't make it out of committee. This year it has been reintroduced (read the text here). If enacted the bill would require digital electronics manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information, security updates, and replacement parts.