ELECTRICAL REPAIR Is your toaster always tripping? Or is your kettle wire exposed? Or is your standing fan busted? At this station you can learn how to identify electrical faults, splice wires and re-solder broken connections. FABRIC REPAIR Have holes in your socks? Or have the buttons from your favourite shirt come loose? Perhaps the hem of your skirt has started to fray? Bring in articles of clothing or even fabric material to mend or re-purpose into something useful! MECHANICAL REPAIR Do you have a stool that is wonky? Or perhaps a broken ceramic fridge magnet? Everyone has odds and ends around the house that could use a glue job or some simple fixes to make it more stable.
Where & When?
Repair Kopitiam is held on the last Sunday of every month, between 10am – 2pm, at Blk 890D, Tampines Avenue 1 Singapore 524890, and Block 453 Jurong West Ave 1, Singapore 640453. However, venues do change sometimes so stay tune to our FB Repair Kopitiam for the latest updates and save the date!
What items to bring?
Bring your broken electrical appliances, clothes that need mending, or broken household items that could use a new lease of life.
How to fix it?
Our Repair Coaches will assess the condition of your item. If it’s within their repair capability, they will direct you to the appropriate station after making sure you have read and signed off on the Repair Kopitiam house rules. You will be guided by our Repair Coaches to first diagnose the fault with the item, explore methods of rectification and then start repairing it. While our Repair Coaches have undergone some training before each session, it is quite possible that the repair job may not work out due unavailability of certain tools or spare parts.
What have they got to say?
“It’s such a great learning experience for me and my kids. Instead of playing computer games on their days off from school and tuition, it would be better if they continue coming for this paper editor online! They love it and have started telling all their friends about it!”