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Restart Party

Restart Party 

Fixing our relationship with electronics!

We run fun, free community e-repair pop-ups, lasting three hours, where volunteers experienced in repairing electronics help others learn to maintain and or fix their broken or slow electrical and electronic gadgets such as phones, laptops,  blenders, hoovers and radios. 

When is the next Restart Party?We post dates and locations on the events page. 

How can I get involved? 

  • Join the group!

  •  volunteer to help participants repair their gadgets

  • attend an event


The Restart Code

Together we will fix our relationship with electronics and make our devices last longer.


We will take back control of the stuff we own, and enjoy innovation at our own pace.

Before we buy

  • We will pick products designed to last
  • We will take seriously the act of bringing another gadget into the world

When we get a new device

  • We will enjoy it
  • We will protect it
  • We will learn the basics of maintenance

When we have a problem

  • We will not panic
  • We will not think that only “geniuses” can help

Instead

  • We will check the warranty
  • We will get help online or offline
  • We will pay a repairer after getting informed

If we solve our problem, we will share!

If we don’t

  • We will share our frustrations publicly
  • Then give the device to somebody who can reuse it
  • Or recycle it as a last resort

Members: 17
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Discussion Forum

HELP organise the next Restart Party

After three successful events at Carlton Hall, South Kilburn Studios and Goldfinger Factory we need your help to organise the next event.  We'd like to hold the next one at the Abbey Community Centre…Continue

Started by Sophia Flucker Mar 24, 2015.

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Comment by Sophia Flucker on Saturday

Update from last party: TV now fixed taking totals to 289kg of CO2 and 41kg of waste prevented

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 11, 2017 at 20:43

Thanks for those participating in last Saturday's party at Kingsgate Community Centre...the event prevented 110kg of CO2 emissions, 19 items were either fixed or repairable, 5 diagnosed as at end of life. Awaiting news on a couple of items to be finished at home.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on July 16, 2017 at 11:10

Please note that the Restart party scheduled next Saturday 22nd July in Wembley has been cancelled due to an issue with the venue.  We are looking at rescheduling in the next couple of months.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on July 9, 2017 at 21:23

Check out my podcast on data centres https://therestartproject.org/podcast/datacentres/

Comment by Sophia Flucker on June 6, 2017 at 17:19

At our Restart party at Abbey on 24th May:

  • 12 items fixed + 9 repairable + 12 end of life
  • 393kg of CO2 emissions prevented
Comment by Sophia Flucker on March 19, 2017 at 12:40

Fantastic radio show on BBC World Service Click programme including live analogue techno!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04v84qh

Comment by Sophia Flucker on October 17, 2016 at 15:00

Great event in Wembley on Saturday : 13 items fixed (+4 repairable, +4 end of life) preventing an estimated 214kg of CO2 emissions

Comment by Sophia Flucker on March 24, 2016 at 18:07

The British Heart Foundation accept electrical goods donations https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/our-local-shops/furniture-and-electrica...

or other restarters might have some ideas

http://www.meetup.com/Restarters-London/messages/boards/

Comment by Don Macdonald on March 15, 2016 at 10:24

What can I do with an 11 year old I Mac (with 2 USB plugs) a 18 year old Mac laptop; both of them work , both of them have CDs. I also have a  10 year old phone/PDA. The IT recycling charities say they are too old. 

Comment by Sophia Flucker on June 14, 2015 at 20:05

At our last Restart Party on 9th June at Abbey Community Centre the team of restarters helped 18 guests fix 14 electrical and electronic items, including a blender, radio, PCs and phones.  Thanks to all who participated!

 
 
 

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