Fix Your Stuff: Repair a MacBook Power Cord

This is a simple repair project.  The only tools are a pair of scissors.  The repair materials are rescue tape and a small zip tie.  The zip tie helps anchor the rescue tape, so the tape does not slip up the cord.  Cutting the rescue tape in two strips is an important step.  The first strip creates an anchor point, the second strip completes the seal and repair.  The power cord is stronger after this repair than when new – we like that!  Rescue tape and zip ties are part of the Basics Kit – complete list coming soon.

Rescue tape is great stuff.  We first came across it at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach.  It is self sticking silicone tape.  Careful using it – once it sticks to itself it’s done.  Great for repairs that need to be waterproof.  It does not have any adhesive, that’s why we use the zip tie – to give it an anchor.  You can find it locally in Ventura at Avenue Hardware.  Have fun fixing your stuff!

How Coworking is Changing How and Where we Work.

Watch this video on Turnstone TV about how coworking is changing how and where we work.


TinkerMaker at ConnectVentura

We’ve added a maker space at ConnectVentura – TinkerMaker. Come in to work on projects, hack hardware, and break and fix stuff. We’ve got pliers, bring batteries.  We do Arduino, etc.

The Keys to Creative Collaboration

Who wants one? Ready to be a key holder, part of a community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, designers, writers and creatives, sharing space, resources and connections? Send me an email, let’s get started.

Why is Coworking Good for a City?

This is a great overview of how coworking helps make a city a better place to live.

Space Plan

Let the imagining begin.

To give you a sense of scale, the pair of doors on the left side of the image, below the beach arrow, are six feet wide. That set of doors goes out to the parking lot. The other end of the building fronts Main Street. Walk out onto Main Street and downtown is to your right, the Ventura River to your left. Click on the image, and it will open so you can see details more clearly.

Coming Soon!

Hello coworking friends,

Getting close, I’ll have the keys July 1. Probably going to spend most of July getting things set up, open the doors around the first of August. Still figuring out membership details. Sign up for the e-mail updates to stay current. Looking forward to working with you!

Took the picture below with my iPhone the other day. Started out as a regular picture of the sky. After taking the picture, I magnified it with the two finger spread move, then took a screen shot by pressing home and on/off at the same time. Then did that again. This trick creates cool weird images. Grain of wood gets very interesting after about three iterations.


Coworking Ventura County: Come for the space, stay for the community.