Welcome

The IDeATe Resources site contains information for users of the IDeATe facilities in Hunt Library, as well as links to information about IDeATe in general. Have a look around to learn about the different spaces and equipment in the facility, how to borrow equipment or purchase materials, our computing resources, and the IDeATe curriculum. And if you’re not finding quite what you’re looking for, send email to help@ideate.cmu.edu.

One of the most common questions about IDeATe is: How do I gain access to the IDeATe facilities? The answer is: Join our community by taking an IDeATe class, whether it’s a semester-long class, a mini or a micro (weekend) class. Once you’ve completed an IDeATe class, you remain a member of the IDeATe community for the rest of your time at Carnegie Mellon. A full list of classes can be found on our main website. Our classes are open to everyone in the university community. In particular, the one-unit micro courses listed below are suitable for anyone (faculty and staff welcome) who is interested in learning about laser cutting, Arduinos, digital photography, etc.:

Micro Course

Spring 2020 Meeting Dates

First Session Second Session
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills
Hunt A5
Section A3
Saturdays, 1:00-5:50pm
Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8
99-353 IDeATe CAD and Laser Cutting
Hunt A5
Section B3
Sundays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9
Section A3
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino
Hunt A10
Section A3
Fridays, 11:30am-4:20pm
Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7
Section B3
Sundays, 1:00-5:50pm
Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 1
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography
Hunt A10A
Section A3
Sundays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9
Section B3
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine
Hunt 106C
Section A3
Sundays, 4:00-6:50pm
Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2
Section B3
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Feb 15, Feb 22, Feb 29
99-359 IDeATe 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Hunt A5
Section B3
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8
Section A3
Sundays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 1
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles
Hunt A10
Section A3
Sundays, 1:00-3:50pm
Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23

For members of the campus community who just want to fabricate a part or two, during the academic year, IDeATe has Open Fabrication Hours from 4:30 to 5:30pm Monday through Friday for the campus community. Over the summer, please contact help@ideate.cmu.edu to make arrangements for access.