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Annie Henly and student mending shoes.

Old items bring new joy: Meet the Maker of the Month, Annie Henly

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Meet Annie Henly, staff member from CDes who hosts Mending Mondays in the UMN Libraries every Monday during the semester. She teaches visitors to the Breakerspace how to mend their belongings and bring new life to old objects. Part of the Maker of the Month series by the Innovation and Experiential Learning Department in the University Libraries.

A simple way to spread joy: Meet Maker of the Month Hannah Sipe

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Meet Hannah Sipe, guest maker in the Walter Library Breakerspace. She makes cards on the Cricut Maker as a way to cope with her pain from a traumatic brain injury, and will be visiting the UMN Libraries to teach students how to make cards just like hers. Part of the Maker of the Month series by the Innovation and Experiential Learning Department in the University Libraries.

Students take library equipment to new heights

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There’s nothing like a mid-winter Minnesota sunset! That’s what Felipe Galindo shows us with his 360 Sunset Flight over the University of Minnesota. A second-year College of Science & Engineering student majoring in computer science, Felipe recorded the video using a Insta360 One X2 camera he could check out from the library, mounted on a drone with a device he designed himself.

Launch Week @ the Toaster

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The semester is underway! Join us at the Toaster for Launch Week, September 13 - 17, to inspire creativity, connect with fellow students, and...

The Toaster is open! What you need to know

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The Toaster Innovation Hub has officially opened for the fall semester. While our doors are open, the Toaster will look and feel different as we do our part to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Check out some helpful hints on how to get the most out of the Toaster and 7 steps to ensure a more safe space.

Trying times spark innovation and compassion among student entrepreneurs

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By Ian Smith, Toaster Ambassador and Finance Major at CSOM In times like these it is hard to focus on anything other than the care...

Continuing creativity @ home: 3 easy makes

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By Anastasia Natania, Toaster Ambassador and Food Science Major at CFANS The Toaster Team is back again with three easy ways to spark...

Updates from the Toaster Team

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Updates from the Toaster Team After three weeks of operation, The Toaster officially closed the doors on March 17th to do our part in slowing...

Continuing creativity @ home: Three easy makes from the Breakerspace

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Continuing creativity @ home with 3 easy makes With the Toaster closed, we are all missing the opportunity to fulfill our creative needs by raiding...
Activity in the Toaster with students and staff working at front table.

The Toaster is an instant success

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The buzz was instant as the Toaster opened its doors for the first time on Feb. 17. Spaces filled up immediately with students working on group projects, while others worked on maker projects in the Breakerspace or sat in on workshops.
The Toaster Innovation Hub logo

5 things to know about The Toaster

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Walter Library will be opening the doors to the Toaster Innovation Hub on Monday, February 17. Part collaborative meeting space and part makerspace, the Toaster offers 6,500 square feet dedicated to student innovation and entrepreneurship. Want more info? Learn the top 5 things you need to know about the Toaster.
The Toaster Innovation Hub logo

The Toaster pops up Feb. 17

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The Toaster Innovation Hub officially opens to the public on Monday, February 17! Part collaborative working space and part makerspace, the Toaster offers 6,500 square feet in the lower level of Walter Library that is dedicated to student-centered, multi-disciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship. The Toaster is open to all University of Minnesota students.  

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