Web clip: At Brooklyn DIY fests, make new things and fix the old

(From Brokelyn, 8/27)

flying machine

Flying contraption broken? Help is available.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then poverty is the abusive stepfather of home repairs. And don’t we know it—you can’t afford to buy new speakers in this throw-away culture, so you ghetto-rig your old ones back to life with paperclips, clothes pins and enough masking tape to preserve an Egyptian king (yes, this totally worked); or you resort to staples to get a few more days out of your rapidly degenerating jeans (not that we’ve ever done that). But DIY chic is, well, tres chic in Brooklyn, and two upcoming events seek to help you realize that, like in those dark ages when people’s hands were used for something beyond a touch-screen phone, You Have the Power to fix it, make it, hack it or rehab it (and maybe keep some of thathazardous E-waste out of the landfill).

Read the rest here (why not?)

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