What can you repair with the Repair Bus?
The right answer would be – “What needs fixing?”
We customize the equipment according to the event we are invited to. In general, the Repair Bus comes with everything necessary for us to organize a Repair Cafe anywhere. The bus has general tools, some materials, bicycle tools, a knife/scissors/axe sharpening bench, a sewing machine and equipment needed to repair basic electronics. In addition, all kinds of glues, tapes, fasteners and eager craftsmen. A boat battery covers the power needs of simpler devices for the duration of the events. If necessary, we can fit a few folding tables and some chairs in the bus if we have to repair in open air.
The bus can accommodate a total of 6 masters to make the ride more fun and that there would be enough instructors on site. In addition, it is possible to order a cafe, i.e. pies, cakes and tea/coffee.
How did we arrive the the Repair Bus idea?
When we started organizing Repair Cafes in 2017, we didn’t know where it would eventually lead, but we secretly longed for Repair Cafes to take place all over Estonia. In autumn 2020, we launched a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Hooandja.ee to get one step closer to this dream. By December 2020, we met the goal thanks to 135 people who supported us. We acquired the bus in the summer of 2021, and we are subsequently adapting it into a mobile Repair Cafe.