If you’ve been around here long enough, you know that Blue and Black are the colors of iFixit. And to celebrate Blue and Black Friday last week, we asked you to tell us what you’d fix with our seasonal tool bundles. Your ensuing submissions made us smile all Blue and Black Friday long—we heard from teachers, parents, independent repair technicians, home cooks, and even amateur pianists who had something to fix or mend. We promised we’d give 10 of our favorites some free bundles, so without further ado, here are the winning entries. We hope you enjoy reading their posts as much as we did :)
1. Passing on the Right to Repair ethos to the next generation:
— Eduardo (@___ec__) November 26, 2018
2. Starting an independent repair business:
3. Fixing more than just electronics:
4. This ‘personalized’ animation:
— Jack Meyoff (@JacksonSteffens) November 27, 2018
5. This community repair shop:
6. This fixer recreated our contest announcement graphic ?
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So here’s my personal iPhone 6 Plus which had a full restore, where talking new: charging port, housing, LCD, Rear Camera and battery. (Basically everything excluding logic board.) Of course proudly using @ifixit ‘s tools. Next step, LED Apple Logo! Forgot to mention but where also iFixit Mastertech’s? #blueandblack #ifixit #fix #fixing #repair #happycustomers #computer #technology #apple #new #modified #apple #mobile #iphone #ios12 #tech #technician #cheap #essex #blackfriday #busy #gadget
7. Teaching robotics:
— Subarudine Meth (@Subarudine) November 21, 2018
8. This teacher with 26 broken computers in his classroom:
— Joe Selzer (@JoeSelzer) November 21, 2018
9. This technician bringing repair to a rural area:
— Zane Wilkerson (@Zane_W_) November 22, 2018
10. And finally, this canine tinkerer!
— Jon H (@toohottofuss) November 26, 2018
Even though the contest is closed, keep on tagging us in posts with the hashtag #BlueAndBlack—we love seeing all the ways our community of fixers are putting our tools to use! And if you didn’t snag a seasonal tool bundle last week, it’s not too late to get one—we’re offering reduced prices on our Blue and Black toolkits all through December when you buy them in a bundle! You can shop our holiday gift guide here.