Repairable by design?

We co-host conversations with The Restart Project about introducing repair to the design and engineering curriculum. What does it look like to actually teach repairability for products? We think it should address the following topics:

  • Alternative materials (compostable for eg.)
  • Legible PCBs and components
  • Plastic moulding techniques and the role of glues and screws in reducing access
  • Tamper-proofing vs. packaging design
  • How to deal with ‘legacy hardware’ with open source software
  • Understanding global and local e-waste policies and their impact on waste production
  • Integrating repair partnerships into product costs
  • Other business models to support repair partnerships

If you’d like to explore this further the next one is on March 23rd 2022 (12-1pm UK time).

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