If you consider yourself "green" and a believer of the "reuse, reduce, recycle" credo, then the Mountain View Repair Cafe is the place for you.
Held at Hacker Dojo this past Sunday, Aug. 18, the MV Repair Cafe aims to fix broken appliances, electronic devices and other items such as bicycles, lawnmowers and even items that need sewing.
Mountain View resident Karen Fox stopped by the Repair Care and met Norm Berube, one of about twenty volunteer "fixers" who set up shop in the Hacker Dojo at 559 Fairchild, she said.
At the repair shop this weekend, the fixers fixed Fox' CD player, which she described as being from the 1990s and that wouldn't open and, once open, would not stay open.
"Both problems were fixed in 10 minutes, along with the information that this CD player was well built, better than the new ones," she said.
According to the Mountain View Voice, the MV Repair Cafe was modeled after one in Palo Alto started by Peter Skinner in October 2012. Skinner described that people get things fixed to save money, as an affront to commercialism or to held save the environment.
Fox called the volunteers a "great group of men and women, whose goal is to keep things in use and out of the landfill.
For more information on the Repair Cafe call: 415-513-6564