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.

Micro Course Fall 2017 A2
Meeting Dates
Spring 2018 A3
Meeting Dates
Spring 2018 B3
Meeting Dates
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills Sundays, 1:00–3:50pm
Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3
Saturdays, 1:00–3:50pm
Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10
Sundays, 1:00–3:50pm
Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4
99-353 IDeATe SolidWorks and Laser Cutting Sundays, 1:00–3:50pm
Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5
Saturdays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10
Sundays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino Sundays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3
Sundays, 1:00–3:50pm
Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11
Saturdays, 1:00–3:50pm
Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography Sundays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5
Sundays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11
Saturdays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine Sundays, 4:00–6:50pm
Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3
Sundays, 4:00–6:50pm
Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 11
Saturdays, 4:00–6:50pm
Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3

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.