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Reparado.de – Deine Suchmaschine für Reparaturen
MeinMacher-Techniker reparieren defekte Elektro-Geräte (fast) aller Art und Marke.
Aus Leidenschaft und Überzeugung. Denn reparieren lohnt sich!
Our mission is the transition to a collaborative and circular consumption of electronics
We’re a Berlin-based impact and tech startup that aims to accelerate the transformation towards a circular economy. To achieve this, our team digitizes and simplifies circular services and processes with our software platform and partnership options – for electronics and other products.
Last week, three years of arguing with industry finally paid off, as the European standard EN45554 was published. This official document with an unexciting name details ”general methods for the assessment of the ability to repair, reuse and upgrade energy-related products.” In plain English, it’s a standard for measuring how easy it is to repair stuff. It’s also a huge milestone for the fight for fair repair.
We gathered virtually for Fixfest 2020, welcoming many more people online than we would have in person. We had a diverse programme, including technical, social and even academic contributions.
Peoples & Things is a podcast in which host Lee Vinsel interviews scholars, practitioners, and activists about human life with technology.
Cargo-cycles and Kinship in Kolkata
The labour of repair rooted in tutelage and kinship, and the loyalties and discontents that surround repair worlds regulate social order. They recast questions of interdependence and difference in cities. Kolkata’s cargo-cyclists and repair workers who assemble and maintain these old vehicles redeem the city from its disrepairs. Their location and lives are read against the history of capital, contemporary infrastructure building and the logistics of labour. While tutelage fulfils the promise of labour for those who were previously excluded from it, the kinship fostered in Kolkata’s repair worlds continues to keep workers at the margins of capital and profits.
An Introduction to the Labours of Repair and Maintenance in South Asia
As part of our goal to create more sustainable shopping behavior, Zalando is testing a new program to connect customers with local sneaker cleaners, traditional cobblers and family run tailors
We are proud to present you the results of four intense and fruitful years of collaboration of the 18 REPAiR partners and local and regional stakeholders in Amsterdam, Naples, Ghent, Hamburg, Łodz and Pécs.
We have celebrated the ending of the REPAiR project with an informative and appealing one day event. In the morning with inspiring keynotes on the future challenges of the CE from European, Regional and local perspectives. Besides, we discussed with our sister H2020 projects UrbanWins, FORCE and CINDERELA. Also, through an extremely exciting and innovative on-line experience the REPAiR exhibition was shared with participants, presenting the results in detail in virtual exhibition rooms.
In the afternoon, parallel sessions explored the GDSE and the PULL methodology, discussed and benchmarked cities on their way towards a CE, and discussed the ins and outs of the sustainability assessment of eco-innovative solutions. The event was closed with an expert panel discussion on how to make the urgent transition towards a CE happen.
Reparability is a complex issue, and commercial dynamics play a role: for example, to achieve more powerful and compact designs in a cutthroat market, manufacturers may sometimes opt for solutions that compromise a product’s ease of repair.
DIRTY DESIGN MANIFESTO*
1. KNOW what you design, buy or discard: research what it is made of, where raw material originates from, who put it together, how it came to you, where it goes when you throw it away.
2. REPAIR/ADAPT what is broken or not optimal. Design things that invite intervention.
3. RECYCLE CREATIVELY (for both designers and consumers)
4. LET GO OF THE CULT OF THE NEW AND ANONYMOUS and appreciate traces of use, history and craftsmanship.
5. QUIT TRYING TO MAKE THE UNIVERSAL. Life and survival is about variety, adaptability and customization, and so should design be.
6. STOP DESIGNING, start making.
für Reparatur & Wartung
You bought it, you should own it. Period. You should have the right to use it, modify it, and repair it wherever, whenever, and however you want.
We fight for your right to fix.
In most cases, a guide on iFixit shows the removal of a specific component for replacement. The guide shows step-by-step what must be done to open the device and remove the broken component. Since reassembly is usually just the reverse of disassembly, you don’t need to write reassembly steps. By default, each guide automatically concludes:
Of all the mysteries and injustices of the McDonald’s ice cream machine, the one that Jeremy O’Sullivan insists you understand first is its secret passcode.
Press the cone icon on the screen of the Taylor C602 digital ice cream machine, he explains, then tap the buttons that show a snowflake and a milkshake to set the digits on the screen to 5, then 2, then 3, then 1. After that precise series of no fewer than 16 button presses, a menu magically unlocks. Only with this cheat code can you access the machine’s vital signs: everything from the viscosity setting for its milk and sugar ingredients to the temperature of the glycol flowing through its heating element to the meanings of its many sphinxlike error messages.
“No one at McDonald’s or Taylor will explain why there’s a secret, undisclosed menu," O’Sullivan wrote in one of the first, cryptic text messages I received from him earlier this year.
As O’Sullivan says, this menu isn’t documented in any owner’s manual for the Taylor digital ice cream machines that are standard equipment in more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants across the US and tens of thousands more worldwide. And this opaque user-unfriendliness is far from the only problem with the machines, which have gained a reputation for being absurdly fickle and fragile. Thanks to a multitude of questionable engineering decisions, they’re so often out of order in McDonald’s restaurants around the world that they’ve become a full-blown social media meme. (Take a moment now to search Twitter for “broken McDonald’s ice cream machine” and witness thousands of voices crying out in despair.)
Mark Miodownik examines why electronic gadgets and household goods don’t last and are hard to repair and what’s being done to fix the problem.