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. The list of classes can be found on our course website. Our classes are open to everyone in the University community. 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.

Course Fall 2017 Mini-1 Meeting Dates Fall 2017 Mini-2 Meeting Dates
99-352 A1/A2 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th November 12th, November 19th, December 3rd
99-353 A1/A2 IDeATe SolidWorks and Laser Cutting September 2nd, September 9th, September 16th October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th
99-355 A1/A2 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th November 12th, November 19th, December 3rd
99-357 A1/A2 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography September 2nd, September 9th, September 16th October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th
99-358 A1/A2 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th November 12th, November 19th, December 3rd

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