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iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
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iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
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iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
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iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
iFixit @ Monterey Bay Aquarium
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  1. Wednesday, December 5, 12
  2. WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT MAKING OUR THINGS LAST LONGER IS BOTH MORE EFFICIENT AND MORE COST- EFFECTIVE THAN MINING THEM FOR RAW MATERIALS. EARTH HAS LIMITED RESOURCES AND WE CAN’T RUN A LINEAR MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOREVER. THE BEST WAY TO BE EFFICIENT IS TO REUSE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE! FIXING THINGS IS OFTEN FREE, AND USUALLY CHEAPER THAN REPLACING THEM. DOING THE REPAIR YOURSELF SAVES SERIOUS DOUGH. THE BEST WAY TO FIND OUT HOW SOMETHING WORKS IS TO TAKE IT APART! REPAIR CONNECTS PEOPLE AND DEVICES, CREATING BONDS THAT TRANSCEND CONSUMPTION. SELF-REPAIR IS SUSTAINABLE.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  3. The story Kyle Wiens Kyle@iFixit.com @ifixitWednesday, December 5, 12
  4. Who am I?Wednesday, December 5, 12
  5. Who am I? 1.CEO: Don’t believe anything I sayWednesday, December 5, 12
  6. Who am I? 1.CEO: Don’t believe anything I say 2.Software Developer: I have opinions about everythingWednesday, December 5, 12
  7. Who am I? 1.CEO: Don’t believe anything I say 2.Software Developer: I have opinions about everything 3.Hardware Hacker: Don’t give me your iPhoneWednesday, December 5, 12
  8. We’re from hereWednesday, December 5, 12
  9. People Didnt Know ’ how to use our product.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  10. So, we thought ‘ Lets Teach Them how to repair their computers.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  11. We Wrote six laptop repair manualsWednesday, December 5, 12
  12. Gorgeous glossy photo manuals. Just $15 each. (Crickets)Wednesday, December 5, 12
  13. Backup Plan: put the content online for free.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  14. Our web traffic ExplodedWednesday, December 5, 12
  15. Now, iFixit.com hosts repair manuals numbering in the ThousandsWednesday, December 5, 12
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  17. Millions of people use iFixit to fix their own thingsWednesday, December 5, 12
  18. Our manuals are all Open Source and FreeWednesday, December 5, 12
  19. Repair 1.0Wednesday, December 5, 12
  20. How to be a mechanicWednesday, December 5, 12
  21. 1990 How to be a mechanicWednesday, December 5, 12
  22. 1990 How to be a mechanic Figure it out Printed repair manuals Trade schoolWednesday, December 5, 12
  23. How to be a mechanic in 2011Wednesday, December 5, 12
  24. Repair 2.0 Learn from the worldWednesday, December 5, 12
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  26. Information is an enabling technology. “If this windmill is in this book, if I can try then maybe I make one so that I can have electricity in my home.”http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2007/06/20/a-new-wind-blowing-in-africa/Wednesday, December 5, 12
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  28. iFixit: 2.0Wednesday, December 5, 12
  29. Minimizing the barriers to self-repair Crowdsource creation of technical documentation Free self-repair guides make fixing things economicalWednesday, December 5, 12
  30. Content creation made easy A platform for everyone to share what they know Intuitive, painless user interface Central repository for repair information of all kindsWednesday, December 5, 12
  31. It takes a village People know how to fix things They want to share We provide the platformWednesday, December 5, 12
  32. iFixit PartsWednesday, December 5, 12
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  35. June 19, 2009Wednesday, December 5, 12
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  46. iPod Nano Nano, Nano, Fat Nano, Nano.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  47. 2006Wednesday, December 5, 12
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  51. PleoWednesday, December 5, 12
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  68. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 8 Microsoft Surface 4 iPad 1 3? iPad 2 2 iPad 3 2 iPad 4 2 iPad Mini 2 Motorola Xoom 8 Google Nexus 7 7 Kindle Fire 8 Kindle Fire HD 7 B&N Nook 6 B&N Nook Simple Touch 7 Dell Streak 8Wednesday, December 5, 12
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  70. Fix the world We can fix anythingWednesday, December 5, 12
  71. Does it makes sense to fix a VCR? • It depends on who you are. Does it make environmental sense to throw it away? • Manufacturing an iPod Nano emits 68 pounds of CO2 • Catch 22: It’s expensive to fix them because the expertise isn’t common and there is little demand for the parts. Industrial Design Consultancy: http://www.idc.uk.com/news-view.asp?id=39Wednesday, December 5, 12
  72. Electronics Trashed in Last Year 21 17 17 16 14 Cell Phone Monitor TV Peripheral Desktop (% of respondents in past 12 months) Consumer Reports 2006 e-waste studyWednesday, December 5, 12
  73. In 2005 the US buried electronics containing: • 77 million pounds of lead • 183 thousand pounds of mercury • 1.3 million pounds of arsenic EPA Management of Electronics Report; April 2007Wednesday, December 5, 12
  74. In July, 2009 I traveled throughout Africa documenting electronics recyclability and e-waste disposal practices.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  75. Accra, GhanaWednesday, December 5, 12
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  82. Lagos, NigeriaWednesday, December 5, 12
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  85. Delhi, India February, 2011Wednesday, December 5, 12
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  90. What can you fix? Teach us.Wednesday, December 5, 12
  91. WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT MAKING OUR THINGS LAST LONGER IS BOTH MORE EFFICIENT AND MORE COST- EFFECTIVE THAN MINING THEM FOR RAW MATERIALS. EARTH HAS LIMITED RESOURCES AND WE CAN’T RUN A LINEAR MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOREVER. THE BEST WAY TO BE EFFICIENT IS TO REUSE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE! FIXING THINGS IS OFTEN FREE, AND USUALLY CHEAPER THAN REPLACING THEM. DOING THE REPAIR YOURSELF SAVES SERIOUS DOUGH. THE BEST WAY TO FIND OUT HOW SOMETHING WORKS IS TO TAKE IT APART! REPAIR CONNECTS PEOPLE AND DEVICES, CREATING BONDS THAT TRANSCEND CONSUMPTION. SELF-REPAIR IS SUSTAINABLE.Wednesday, December 5, 12
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