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 2022 Meeting Dates

First Session Second Session
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills
Hunt 106B
Section A3
Saturdays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5
99-353 IDeATe CAD and Laser Cutting
Hunt A4
Section A3
Sundays, 12:20-3:20pm
Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6
Section B3
Saturdays, 12:20-3:20pm
Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino
Hunt A10
Section A3
Fridays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11
Section B3
Sundays, 12:20-5:20pm
Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography
Hunt 106C
Section A3
Sundays, 12:20-5:20pm
Jan 23, Jan 30
Section A4
Saturdays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Mar 19, Mar 26
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine
Hunt 106C
Section A3
Saturdays, 12:20-4:20pm
Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5
Section B3 (Hunt 106B)
Sundays, 12:20-4:20pm
Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27
99-359 IDeATe 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Hunt A4
Section A3
Saturdays, 12:20-3:20pm
Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5
Section B3
Sundays, 12:20-3:20pm
Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles
Hunt A10
Section A3
Saturdays, 10:10am-3:10pm
Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19

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 5:00 to 6:00pm Monday through Friday for the campus community.  (As of 6 January 2022, Open Hours are temporarily suspended under the university’s “modified services” posture.)  Over the summer, please contact help@ideate.cmu.edu to make arrangements for access.