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Repair Cafe April 2017

The Repair Cafè is a free community service offered by a volunteer staff to help people repair their damaged or broken goods. The classroom and workshop areas of the MakerSpace, located next to the Old Greenbelt Theater (directions), will be converted into several repair stations. Each station will focus on different types of objects: clothing and fabric items, computers, electronics, small appliances, jewelry, small motors, bicycles, and furniture. Mark your calendar for future dates: April 22; July 15; October 21  

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Repair Cafe 2017

The Repair Cafè, January 21 from 10-4pm,  is a free community service offered by a volunteer staff to help people repair their damaged or broken goods. The classroom and workshop areas of the MakerSpace, located next to the Old Greenbelt Theater (directions), will be converted into several repair stations. Each station will focus on different types of objects: clothing and fabric items, computers, electronics, small appliances, jewelry, small motors, bicycles, and furniture. Mark your calendar for future dates: April 22; July 15; October 21  

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May We Borrow You and Your Welding Machine?

welder in action

Repair Café is this Saturday, July 18, from 10-5pm. We have a request from a local resident to make a (perhaps) simple repair that requires some light welding. If you are available with the equipment and a few hours to spare, will you stop in to help out? To make it worth your while, we can ask others to bring in their small welding jobs, and if you’re lucky we might ask you to teach a workshop! If you can help, please use our contact form or stop by the MakerSpace. We need to know by Wednesday in order to… (Read More)

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Record Day at Repair Cafe

I’m just closing up the MakerSpace now, after a 12 hour day with 10 hours of repair work by an amazing volunteer team. We tackled over 60 items and were 90% successful. At $25 per repair, we conservatively provided $1,500 of service today. We had a few blown thermal fuses in cheap heaters and a hair dryer and those are difficult to repair. In most cases they are hard to reach and riveted into plastic where you can’t easily solder a replacement fuse because of the heat they need to withstand. We also had a floor fan with a blown motor,… (Read More)

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What is Repair Cafè?

The first Repair Cafè in the Mid-Atlantic region opens this Saturday, Jan 18th, in Greenbelt and the one-day event has generated numerous questions about what it is and how it works. The Cafè is a free community service offered by a volunteer staff to help people repair their damaged or broken goods. The classroom and workshop areas of Club125, located next to the Old Greenbelt Theatre, will be converted into five repair stations. Each station will focus on different types of objects: clothing and fabric items, computers, small appliances, jewelry, and furniture. Some types of repair work will be made… (Read More)

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Repair Café

We host Repair Café once every three months, the week before Greenbelt Electronics Recycling day. Our next event is Oct 17, 2015. Below is some historical information about our Café until we have time to update this page. If you have any questions, use our contact form to reach us or stop by the MakerSpace at 125 Centerway in Greenbelt MD. Toss it? No way! Back in September we asked, you responded, and we’ll make it happen! With the help of the Jim Cassels Award, a grant from the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy, Club125 will host a Repair Café on January 18,… (Read More)

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Repair Cafe

We have a "take it apart" day scheduled, the week before electronics recycling, but this is a different twist on a similar idea. Don't throw out something that is not quite working as you expect or desire. Bring it in and see what we can do to fix it up. Is anyone interested in being a project leader for an old fashioned community Repair Shop? Stop in and chat about it, or send us a note. If you've ever found yourself on the phone with a customer service representative telling you it would cost more to fix your electric tea kettle… (Read More)

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