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

Fall 2022 Meeting Dates

First Session Second Session
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills
Hunt 106B
Section A1
Saturdays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 1
99-353 IDeATe CAD and Laser Cutting
Hunt A5
Section A1
Saturdays, 12:20-3:20pm
Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Section A2
Sundays, 1:25-4:25pm
Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino
Hunt A10
Section A1
Sundays, 1:25–6:25pm
Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
Section A2 (Hunt 106C)
Fridays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography
Hunt 106C
Section A1
Sundays, 1:25–6:25pm
Sep 25, Oct 2
Section A2
Saturdays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Oct 29, Nov 5
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine
Hunt 106C
Section A1
Saturdays, 1:25–4:25pm
Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 8
Section A2
Sundays, 4:40–7:30pm
Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13
99-359 IDeATe 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Hunt A5
Section A1
Sundays, 1:25-4:25pm
Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
Section A2
Saturdays, 10:10am-1:10pm
Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles
Hunt A10
Section A2
Sundays, 1:25-6:25pm
Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20

For members of the campus community who just want to fabricate a part or two, IDeATe has Open Fabrication Hours from 5:00 to 6:00pm Monday through Friday in the fall and spring for the campus community under normal operation.  Over the summer, please contact help@ideate.cmu.edu to make arrangements for access.