We were really chuffed to have Dave and Faraz from the Restart Project join us for the mendathon to help with electronic repairs – but they soon turned their hands to help with a range of other repairs too.
The head of one of the screws was stripped so it was tricky to get into.
Once he got in a multi meter was used to check for any breaks in the circuit as the motor wasn’t working.
As the day got busier we tallied the repairs on our chalk board.
This meant some of the contacts could not work properly as the circuit was broken.
Handily one of the other stalls at the Mini Maker Faire was selling liquid copper, conductive ink (a smart material)
Once the ink had dried and the thermometer was re-assembled the display worked like new!
Ali got to work on the Edwardian cake stand his girlfriend’s Grandmother had given her.
Ali completed the mend on Victoria’s kitchen chair by fixing the arm back on and reinforcing it.
One young maker brought along his explorer kit with a broken strap,
Dave showed him what was wrong
and he and his Dad fixed it with a new fitting,
After cutting through the heat sealed plastic casing and prising it open the fuse was tested to see if it had blown. This was diagnosed to be the problem, unfortunately as with many electrical goods, the part that needed replacing was sealed in and not readily available to replace so it couldn’t be fixed.
However, over the course of the day our fantastic team managed to save twenty two items from landfill!