The age of mass consumerism has not only created a throw away society, but as a by product, we’re losing the ability to fix and repair stuff which makes us helpless and feeds the mountain of discarded stuff and ultimately costs us more money‼️
We just buy a new one…
🛠Well, I’m teaching my girls all about fixing and repairing, because it’s more than just things that break. It’s about having a mentality of being able to solve problems.
💥Observing the world around them, spotting things that are broken or could be better (whether that’s products or systems) and figuring out how to, repair, improve or redesign them.
👉🏼Today’s lesson was about HACKING
I don’t mean the kind where you get your roller blades on and race to the nearest phone box #hacktheplanet
I mean the kind where you take a system and hack it to work the way you want it to work.
This was a simple lesson as it was just replacing parts in an existing system with different ones but we often hack IKEA furniture to make new stuff or I teach my young inventors about hacking LED lights into clothing to create new products😀
Once you understand how stuff works, you can not only turn it to your advantage but it gives you the mental tools to approach any situation in the same way- a solution can always be found‼️
The battery in our key fob had run out and typically we didn’t have the right size replacement 😬
Solution- crack the key open, whip out the battery, find a new one of the same voltage, find a wire, recreate the circuit – 👉🏼PUSH the button😀
We made it in to the Honda without setting the alarms off- SUCCESS!
Now to the shops to get a new 👉🏼🔋 👈🏼