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Breakerspace Workshop: 3D Printing for Beginners

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

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed. We'll learn how to download the software that goes with the 3D printers, and download a model from Thingiverse to turn into an amazing 3D print. Join the Toaster Ambassador Lauren for this Beginners Workshop.

Free

Toaster workshop: Website creation

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

Discover the power of websites, versatile platforms that can serve as personal diaries or even mediums for class projects. They offer a rich communication ecosystem, effortlessly incorporating photos, audio, video, and text. In our upcoming session, we'll unravel the secrets of planning, designing, and crafting compelling websites using Google Sites. Don't miss this opportunity to harness the full potential of digital communication.

Free

Breakerspace Workshop: Build a Bookmark

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

Ever lose your page in a book and wish you had a bookmark? Fancy a little fun with your artistic side? Join our Toaster Ambassador, Lauren, for a whimsical adventure turning odds and ends from our Breakerspace stash into funky bookmarks!

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

Breakerspace Workshop: Bad Art Night

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

Liberate yourself from the constraints of perfection! Join the Toaster Breakerspace team for Bad Art Night and create your personal catastrophe-on-canvas. Relax with new friends and make some memorable blunders, or strive to create the worst art of the night and stake claim to our Worst Bad Art trophy. Be it sculpture, painting, or a new art form all your own, let your bad taste guide you in forming your "disasterpiece."

Free

Toaster workshop: Video creation

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

Dive into the world of video production with us! In a compact 30-minute session, you can master the art of storytelling, choosing the perfect visuals and sound, conducting impactful interviews, and more. We'll guide you from planning to distribution, ensuring your project reaches its full potential. Plus, we'll educate you on media reuse, attribution, and sharing your project effectively. Don't miss out on this opportunity to tap into available campus support resources. This knowledge-packed session is your ticket to creating compelling video content!

Free

Games at the Toaster: A Breakerspace Workshop Event

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

Calling all game gurus and thrill-seekers! Ready to swap textbooks for joysticks? Our media service lab and VR corner are bursting with excitement, just for you. Summon your inner ninja with Fruit Ninja or channel your inner rockstar with Beat Saber. Or, step into the ring of Super Smash Bros Brawl - the choice is yours. With a snazzy VR headset and a Nintendo Wii in the mix, you're set for an epic gaming break. So, who's game?

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

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

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

Media Services workshop: Garageband in Action

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

Ever wondered how Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN album was made? Come to this workshop to find out! We’ll get you started in music production. What do Steve Lacy (Ego Death) and Grimes have in common? Both used garageband on their phones! No experience required.

Free

Toaster workshop: Podcasting 101

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

Unleash your creativity with our audio recording and podcasting workshop! Discover the vast array of audio equipment available, some even available for free checkout at the U of M Libraries. Master the art of planning, preparing, and editing your recordings. Our dedicated staff will be ready to guide you, conduct insightful demos, and equip you with the tools you need for your audio journey. Don't miss this chance to embark on an exciting adventure in the world of audio! This workshop is offered as in-person and virtually.

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

Breakerspace Workshop: Introduction to the Cricut

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

Get ready to dive into the world of Cricut with the Toaster Team! Discover the wonders of this incredible crafting machine that has the power to transform simple ideas into intricate designs. Whether it's crafting cute stickers or executing an elaborate project, Cricut has got you covered! Never used a Cricut before? No worries! This is the ideal jumping-off point for you. Our engaging workshop will guide you through the basics of maneuvering the Cricut Design Space and gradually elevate you to mastering advanced techniques such as uploading and editing your own images. Let's embark on this exciting crafting journey together!

You are encouraged to bring your laptop so you can get started in the Cricut Design Space.

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

Breakerspace Workshop: Cross Stitch 101

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

Cross stitching is the original pixel art! Learn cross stitch basics, how to read a counted pattern, and practice stitching on a grid. No experience necessary. All supplies provided.

Free

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