Instagram is my favorite little repair bubble on iFixit. It’s also our fastest growing social community. In the last year, more than 10,000 people joined iFixit on Instagram. Lots of those people shared their best repair pictures with us, so we could share them with everyone else.

Sharing their work is one of the best parts of my job. I’ve “met” all different types of people this year on Instagram, from professionals to hobbyists to first-timers. Every image they share with us is a story. A victory. You can tell people are proud of the work they’ve done in the pictures people share with us—and I hope those moments can inspire other people to pick up a screwdriver and fix their coffee machine. Or their phone. Or their skateboard.

I’ve shared almost 300 pictures this year on Instagram. Many of them were reposts from other accounts. Some of them were my own. Here’s a few of my favorite images of the year. I hope you find them half as inspiring as I do:

A photo posted by Gunsht (@rizik0) on

MacBook Pro repair by Instagram user: @rizik0

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on

A battery and hard drive replacement in an iPod by Instagram user: @ddphotography13

A photo posted by Brad Kleinhans (@booradleydj) on

iPhone 5c repair by Instagram user: @booradleydj

A photo posted by Stephan Knight (@vizualjockey) on

PC repair by Instagram user: @vizualjockey

A photo posted by OhFer Creative (@ohfercreative) on

MacBook Pro repair by Instagram user: @ohfercreative

A photo posted by Michael Gils Steven (@miquelge) on

iPhone 6 repair by Instagram user: @miquelge

 

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on

Xbox controller repair by Instagram user: @george_cm

A photo posted by Apple iPhone Repair Phoenix (@maciamllc) on

Apple Watch repair by Instagram user: @maciamllc

A photo posted by NëøŃYfę (@joerubeo) on

Game cartridge repair by Instagram user: @joerubeo

A photo posted by Angela Peñaherrera (@isadoravontrier) on

An “iFixit Top Expert” glass by Instagram user: @isadoravontrier

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on

An image from our Apple Watch Series 2 teardown

 

A photo posted by @daniellobster on

iMac repair by Instagram user: @daniellobster

 

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on

An image I took of the iPhone 7

A photo posted by Python Media (@stevemehh) on

Drone repair by Instagram user: @stevemehh

 

A photo posted by Jenni Hansma (@jennilee30) on

MacBook Pro repair by Instagram user: @jennilee30

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on

The motherboard we pulled out of the PS4 Slim

A photo posted by Rice Don’t Fix This (@corrosion_explosion) on

iPhone 5c water damage by Instagram user: @corrosion_explosion

A photo posted by DannyiPhoneGuy (@dannyiphoneguy) on

iPhone 7 repair by Instagram user: @dannyiphoneguy

A photo posted by Isaac Perez (@xinchice) on

iMac G5 repair by Instagram user @xinchice

And my favorite non-repair image of the year:

 

A photo posted by Shaina O. (@o_shaina) on

Duck in cup by Instagram user: @o_shaina

These were some of my favorite, but there were thousands more images I saw from our community members on Instagram that made the year great. As always, tag us in your posts and use the hashtag #ifixit to show me what you’ve been up to! You could even wind up on this list next year.

Happy Fixing! (And picture taking).

Outreach Strategist at iFixit. You can bother me on Twitter: @Taylor_iFixit

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