The diary of a tinkerer: Stories, advice, tips and sometimes the odd failure to inspire your own repair.
- I write about things I fix and even those I can’t
- I offer a repair service for a small fee
- I occasionally volunteer at Repair Café and similar events in Sussex and surrounding area
The tinkerer at FixItWorkshop.co.uk is Matt Marchant
I love repairing things and hate throwing things away that can be saved. There’s far too much waste in the world. Many things that can sometimes appear unrepairable, are indeed repairable, with a little tinkering. I want to encourage people who doubt their own ability to repair their things, to give repair a go. After all, if ‘that thing’ isn’t working, grab a screwdriver, take it apart and investigate. What have you got to lose? I’ve been tinkering with bikes, cars, coffee machines, toys and vacuum cleaners and pretty much anything that can be dismantled since I could hold a screwdriver. I’ve worked for BT as a senior engineer, and I’ve studied design, business and electronics. Enjoy the repair diary of a tinkerer. I hope it gives you a nudge to repair your broken thing. If you can’t, I might be able to help.
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