Fast Start: Overview

In the Fast Fix project, you’ll work with your teammates to choose something you think people should know how to fix. Then, you’ll research and design a repair, and create and share that procedure with others.


You are finished with this section when you:

  • Sign up for an iFixit account using your school email address

  • Join a student team

  • Create a profile

  • Choose a fix for your project that is not already documented on iFixit

  • Email a PDF of your proposal to techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com

    • List the four main requirements in your proposal

    • Include the correct header in your proposal

  • Check out the Putting It Together: Building A Successful Project infographic

Join a Team

Click here to create your account and add yourself to a project team on iFixit.

Even if you are working alone, you need to be on a team. Being on a team, even a team by yourself, gives you student privileges that allow you to complete your work.

  • Use your name and school email when signing up for the account.

  • Make sure to select the appropriate information from the drop-down menus. If you add yourself to the wrong team, just select the correct team and click "Update My Team."

  • Team tags follow this format: School-InstructorLastName-T#S#G#. For example, if you are attending Cal Poly in Dr. Jon Doe's class, in Fall 2018, assigned to section 4, group 7, your team tag will be: CPSU-DOE-F18S4G7.


Here at iFixit, repair is our way of life. It motivates us to do what we do. We live in a throwaway economy, where people simply chuck things in the trash when they break. Those things end up in huge landfills and wreak havoc on the environment. We want to provide people with the information and tools that they need to repair anything that might need fixing. (For more information on why we care, check out