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deadaluspark wrote

I wish there was one of these in my town. It used to be my dream to collect old computers, slap linux on them, and give them away for free to needy families who can't afford a new computer.

I would love to use my skills to help people get longer life out of their digital devices. Damn, there's a couple maker-spaces here, maybe I should chat with their members and see if we can arrange something similar.


libre_dev wrote

We do stuff like this sometimes locally. Just teaching people that you often just need to replace some broken capacitors or fuses and teaching them how to use a soldering iron is enough to lessen the amount of new electronics being needlessly manufactured. Plus they're thankful for the money saved :-)

There may be some legal stuff to consider with repair cafés, like making sure you're not liable if the repaired thing catches fire.