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  • TOM Book Club

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which describes how to lead a TOM Book Club. The creation of a TOM book club can be a great way to enrich the community by introducing a discussion-based activity that encourages the exchange of ideas and develops a shared understanding of the concepts at the core of the TOM vision.

  • Rapid Response: Make&Go

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which explains how to lead a "Rapid Response: Make&Go" session. This activity comes into play during emergencies when traditional manufacturing chains are not functioning at optimal rates, creating shortages in the supply of necessary equipment. In a national crisis, government top-down intervention is 'Plan A', and mobilizing corporations to fill in gaps is 'Plan B'. However, as was evident during the COVID-19 outbreak, both 'Plan A' and 'Plan B' can fall short in the face of an exponential challenge. Rapid Response: Make&Go is the backup to the backup, or 'Plan C', a term coined by MAKE magazine to describe a broad grass-roots mobilization of community leaders and activists who design and manufacture solutions locally.

  • Build Session

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which shows how to have a build session. Build Sessions are short one-time or ongoing activities in which TOM products are customized, manufactured, and delivered to Need-Knowers. This is a great activity for students who want to get more making experience under their belts.

  • TOM in the Classroom

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which explains how to integrate TOM into the classroom. By using this resource, you can understand how to integrate TOM into an already existing course with minimal effort.

  • Online Makeathons

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which describes how to organize an Online Makeathon. Online Makeathons are virtual spin-offs of the traditional Makeathon, which allows teams to meet remotely with their Need-Knowers to brainstorm a solution together.

  • On-Site Makeathons

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which explains how to have an On-Site Makeathon. On-Site Makeathons are the TOM flagship activity, in which 5-10 teams of Makers and Need-Knowers co-design and prototype open-source solutions. Each team is represented by a Need-Knower and tries to solve their neglected challenge.

  • Building Your TOM@University Community

    This is a TOM@University Playbook Recipe, which explains how to build your TOM community.

  • Community Activity Reporting

    This is the Google Form you should fill out each time you conduct an event in your TOM@University community. That way, we can keep track of your community's progress throughout the year, and promote your events on social media.

  • TOM@University Playbook

    This is a 60-page resource that describes TOM and TOM@Uni and provides 'recipes' for creating TOM activities. The TOM recipes include Makeathons, online Makethons, TOM in the classroom, build sessions and more.

  • TOM Global Inspiration: TV, Books, & More

    This is a compilation of TOM Global team member recommendations of television, books, and more. Use them as inspiration, and always feel free to add your own ideas! TOM Global Inspiration: TV, Books, & More