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IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - D-Lab

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IAP Fixit Clinic XCVII (at MIT D-Lab)

Camilla Brinkman, Edgerton Center Staff, Peter Mui

Add to Calendar Jan/24 Sat 12:00PM-03:00PM N51, 3rd Fl. (D-Lab)

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/23
Prereq: Advance registration:

Fix your broken stuff -- Or at least learn more about it disassembling it.

Bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair.

We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked. This is a family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!

WHAT: Fixit Clinic XVIII (#97) at MIT

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 12PM-3PM

WHERE: MIT D-Lab, MIT Building N51, 3rd Floor 265 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 

HOW: Bring: 1) your broken or non-working thing (carry-in only: no oversize items) 2) any tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. phillips head screwdriver) 3) a digital camera to document the disassembly and what we find inside 4) boxes, bags and/or small containers to organize (and carry away) parts.

Walk-ins always welcome but please register in advance:

COST: Free! (but see about Parking below)

WHY: To make friends, learn how things work, spread good cheer and have fun!

PARKING: Weekend parking in MIT’s Albany St. Parking Garage is $5. Limited metered street parking may be available

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Sponsor(s): Edgerton Center, D-Lab
Contact: Camilla Brinkman, 10-110 Mezzanine, 4-5807,

Welding -- (MIG, TIG steel/aluminium)

Jack Whipple, Technical Instructor, D-Lab

Add to Calendar Jan/05 Mon 10:00AM-12:00PM N52-337, D-Lab Shop
Add to Calendar Jan/05 Mon 02:00PM-04:00PM N52-337, D-Lab Shop

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 12/29
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session
Prereq: Introduction to MIT Shop Safety Rules (EHS00485w)

This is a one afternoon class on MIG welding.  This class seeks to train student trainers, so besides learning this stuff, you will be asked to teach it!!!  How about it?!?

Based on proficiency demonstrated at MIG welding,  TIG steel welding classes will be made available.

Based on proficiency demonstrated at TIG steel welding,  TIG aluminium welding classes will be made available.

Proficiency will be evaluated by the instructor, and the evaluation will be based on the projects students develop (not complexity of project but quality of welding).

Let's see how good you get at this!!!!  Can you make it to the next round?!?!?

Sponsor(s): D-Lab, Environment, Health and Safety Office
Contact: Fabiola Hernandez, N52-496, 617-253-9494,