As fixers, we pride ourselves on teaching consumers how to make their tech last as long as possible. But recently, we had the chance to do something a little different. Two of us teardown engineers headed to MD&M West in Anaheim, the “World’s Largest Annual Medtech Event,” to talk about manufacturing with real-life manufacturers.
iFixit is known for fixing electronics, but we want to help people fix everything—whether or not it has a motherboard. After all, everything breaks eventually. Recently, we challenged folks to fix their camping and outdoor gear at a pop-up repair clinic we hosted with our good friends from The Mountain Air and Patagonia. Check out the pictures on our blog.
Before we go crashing into January (and the future!), we decided to take some time to look back at all iFixit and our amazing community got up to in 2015. It was a great year full of tools, fun, and the occasional repair. Thank you so much for being a part of it! We wouldn’t be anything without all the people that have made iFixit possible. Stay tuned for 2016!
Drones lined with rainbow LED lights zoom pass. Children on steel, mechanical crustaceans charge through packed crowds. A giant metal octopus, named El Pulpo Mecanico, shoots bursts of fire into the sky. We’re on the grounds of the San Mateo Event Center—and it’s Bay Area Maker Faire 2014. Check out some of our favorite Maker Faire moments on the blog.
This November, iFixit will be heading down to New Orleans for the annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit. We’re making it easier for enterprising fixers to start their own businesses with the Repair Business Toolkit. Turn your garage workstation into a storefront—we’ll show you how. iFixit empowers repair technicians to grow their business with free repair guides, business development wikis, design/marketing resources, and a vibrant community of repair businesses—all online.
“I’ve heard of these!” There’s something hilarious about watching an eight-year-old encounter a typewriter for the first time. I explained, “It’s like Microsoft Word, but without the screen.” “How do you backspace?” iFixit team members tagged along with the Fixers Collective at the 2013 World Maker Faire in New York, and—thanks to the antics of curious onlookers—the amusement was endless.