Zero Waste Washington and Seattle Makers will host a Fix-It Fair on Saturday afternoon (3-6 pm), October 1. Seattle Makers is located 3300 Wallingford N, at the top of the Wallingford Steps, just south of the 34th and Wallingford intersection. The Fix-It Fair is free.
You could just throw it away. Or you could send it off for recycling. But reuse is better than recycle, so if it can be fixed and you can keep using it, you save and the planet is blessed. The fixin’ crew will try to repair small appliances, electronics, bicycles, jewelry, clothes and more. They will even sharpen knives, garden clippers and tools. It will be a big, fun community event.
It is walk-in, without specific appointments, but do tell them in advance what you are bringing so they can get their mojo up. Go here to fill out the form. If you have questions, send an email to [email protected].
You need to go, if for no other reason, just to discover Seattle Makers. It is just one great big hobby shop where you can learn how to use the the latest, cool tools, including 3-D printers, and even old-fashioned ones. If you are going to be a regular user, there are membership plans that give you different levels of access. Folks are even building prototypes there for potential businesses.
Seattle Makers does have a COVID-19 protection policy, Bring your card to show you’ve been vaccinated and wear a mask. You will be sitting right next to a Maker as they take your problem apart and try to get it flying again.