Repair Stories

Little Fixers, Big Ambitions

Sometimes, we get really cool stuff in our mailbox, like fancy tools and new gadgets—but this one trumps them all. Last week, CEO Kyle Wiens, CXO Luke Soules, and guide-writer extraordinaire Andrew Goldberg got a letter from Mrs. Goldstein’s kindergarten class. These industrious little tykes have been exploring the ins-and-outs of electronics and household appliances in their classroom workshop.

Letter from little fixers in a kindergarten class


The letter reads:

Dear Luke and Kyle and Andrew,

We are your biggest fans. We have the Room 5 workshop. We have taken apart

  1. phones
  2. computers
  3. toothbrushes
  4. CD player
  5. remote controls
  6. VCR
  7. iPhone
  8. iPod
  9. coffee makers
  10. Blackberry cell phone
  11. DVD player

We have a toolbox that is full of tools, like hammers, phillips screwdrivers, bottlenosed pliers, wrenches. Once we take the things all apart, we save the pieces in a Ziplock bag.

We want to know how we can put these things back together.

Our teacher read a newspaper article about you.

Sincerely, Mrs. Goldstein’s Kindergarten Class

Room 5

Well, Mrs. Goldstein’s class, we’re your biggest fans. By learning about what’s inside all the electronics that make our big world go ’round, you’re also learning about science, engineering, and repair. And, we’re willing to bet, when you grow up, you’ll use that knowledge to make the world a better place for us all.

We sent some tools and repair guides your way to help you put all that stuff back together again. Keep on doing what you’re doing, kiddos. You’re awesome.