Call for repair tech volunteers


The folks at iFixit are still looking for repair tech volunteers to help out at their “Fix the World!” repair area at Maker Faire. Specifically, they need volunteers who enjoy tinkering with:

  • cars
  • electronics
  • Macs
  • bicycles
  • appliances

If you are a subject-matter expert and would enjoy spending a weekend helping others solve their tech problems, please volunteer!

For their help, volunteers will receive free admission to the Faire as well as the Meet the Makers event.

Interested in volunteering? Send an email to with your availability, area of expertise, and your contact information. More information available at iFixit.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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