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Intro to Sewing and Embroidery

HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Learn how to use sewing and embroidery machines to make anything involving fabric! During this workshop you can expect to learn how to operate and thread the machines, create custom designs, and make your very own Block M pillow! Feel free to stay after to make one for yourself!

Dive into Virtual Reality

The Toaster (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dive into the fascinating world of Virtual Reality! Take a journey through its intriguing history before jumping into our rapid-fire VR app circuit. Perhaps you’ll find your new favorite immersive experience in Open Brush, which lets your creative freedom run wild; Job Simulator, a hilarious take on work life; Sketchup, where your wildest dreams come to life; or one of our many other specially-curated VR experiences. There’s a whole universe of excitement waiting for you in virtual reality, so come explore it with us!

Free

Watch and Play Game Series

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Come play the new Assassin’s Creed Nexus game for Virtual Reality! Running around on the rooftops of Renaissance Italy has never been so immersive. We will go through the game scene by scene; you’re welcome to take turns playing or just come watch. Note: this content is rated Mature 17+ and depicts violence, blood, and strong language.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and learn how to use Zotero to create your...

Free

Dive into Virtual Reality

The Toaster (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dive into the fascinating world of Virtual Reality! Take a journey through its intriguing history before jumping into our rapid-fire VR app circuit. Perhaps you’ll find your new favorite immersive experience in Open Brush, which lets your creative freedom run wild; Job Simulator, a hilarious take on work life; Sketchup, where your wildest dreams come to life; or one of our many other specially-curated VR experiences. There’s a whole universe of excitement waiting for you in virtual reality, so come explore it with us!

Free

Learn 3D Modeling in VR with Gravity Sketch

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

In this workshop, discover how virtual reality can be used for prototyping, room tours, biophilic assessment, showcasing your work and more. Whether you’re interested in design or just curious about the applications of virtual reality, this workshop is for you!

Free

Intro to CNC Milling

HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Learn how to use a CNC Milling machine to create anything from a wood block cut print to a PCB Circuit Board. During this workshop you can expect to learn the basics of CNC Milling, its various applications, and how to make your very own design. Feel free to stay after to complete a project of your own!

Watch and Play Game Series

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Come play the new Assassin’s Creed Nexus game for Virtual Reality! Running around on the rooftops of Renaissance Italy has never been so immersive. We will go through the game scene by scene; you’re welcome to take turns playing or just come watch. Note: this content is rated Mature 17+ and depicts violence, blood, and strong language.

Free

Game Night @ the Virtual Reality Studio

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Take a study break and unwind at Game Night! Experience virtual reality with games like Beat Saber, Job Simulator, Superhot, and more. No VR experience? No problem--we'll teach you how to use the headsets, and you'll be a pro gamer in no time.

Free

Mend Monday: Workshop Sponsored by the Fab Lab

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Bring your broken clothing or other textiles and we will teach you how to mend! No experience needed, materials provided. Hope to see you there!

Free

VR for Stress Reduction: Meditation

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Every student experiences stress, and it’s important to find your strategies for taking care of yourself. You will also learn how you can borrow a VR headset if you decide to make this part of your strategy. In this workshop, we will use an app called Hoame to experience a guided meditation exercise.

Free

Travel the World with Google Earth VR

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Travel anywhere in the world or even visit your house! Google Earth VR combines all of the image data in Google Earth with the immersiveness of a virtual reality experience, so it can feel like you are standing where you grew up, studied abroad, or would like to go someday. Join us for a virtual world tour!

Free

Intro to Laser and Vinyl Cutting

HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Learn how to operate a laser cutter and vinyl cutter! During this workshop you can expect to learn about the different use cases of digital cutting machines, how to safely and effectively use them, and how to make your own custom designs! Feel free to stay after to do a project of your own!

Free

Media Services workshop: Adobe Illustrator Basics

The Toaster (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Unleash your inner artist with Adobe Illustrator, no prior design experience necessary! Our Toaster Ambassador, Faith, will guide you through the nuances of Adobe Illustrator tools and the wealth of free online resources at your fingertips. Imagine mastering the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator tools, like layers, shapes, text, images, and the pen tool, in this immersive workshop. Envision understanding where to access free design resources like fonts, imagery, and inspiration. This is your chance to transform your ideas into stunning creations. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the world of design with us!

Free

Workshop: Getting the most from your PhD

The Toaster (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready to take your research to the next level! This exhilarating workshop is all about viewing your hard-earned research as potential game-changing innovations that can revolutionize the market. We're giving you the opportunity to dive deep into the real-world impact of your work, identify the problems you're solving, understand where they fit into the global context, and discover who could play a part in catapulting your research beyond the lab walls. Especially designed for curious and ambitious 1st and 2nd year PhD students and Master's students with an eye on a PhD, this workshop is set to ignite your innovative spark!

Free

Breakerspace Workshop: Shoelace Backstrap Band Weaving

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Give your favorite kicks the personality they deserve by handweaving your own shoelaces! Join us to learn about how to use your very own loom to make cords and straps, design the laces of your dreams, and start weaving. You’ll leave with everything you need to finish a pair of custom shoelaces! Makers of all experience levels and abilities are welcome.

Free

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