IFIXIT...Repair manuals for Everything
IFIXIT's mission is to make repair accessible and easy for as many people around the world as possible. We want to show the world how to fix every thing. The easier it is to fix something, the more people will do it.
My wife says, the only reason I know how to fix anything...is because I'm constantly breaking everything.
Image from Iphone repair manual http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+4S+Display+Assembly+Replacement/7277/1
Image from iphone reapir manual http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+4S+Display+Assembly+Replacement/7277/1
Since I was a young kid, I have been breaking things. Sometimes, I just dropped it, wrecked it, stepped on it. So I might as well take it apart rather than throw it away. And eventually, I started learning how to fix it to make it work again. Those experience built incredible confidence to make and repair things.
IFIXIT is an online community of fixers, offering a variety of manuals and guides to help repair almost anything.
It's so easy to just upgrade, or throw away old electronics, and repairs from the store can sometimes cost more than buying something new. But giving people resources to fix their own devices bring back the ownership and control of technology to individuals.
Sometimes, I wish a few things more would break so I can have a new fixer project.
In the words of founders Luke and Kyle
"Together, we can fix the world! (OK, maybe just the world's gadgets. You know what we mean.)"