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 2020 Meeting Dates

First Session Second Session
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills
Hunt A5
Section A1
Saturdays, 1:00-5:50pm
Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3
99-353 IDeATe CAD and Laser Cutting
Hunt A5
Section A1
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17
Section A2
Sundays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino
Hunt A10
Section A1
Sundays, 12:00-4:50pm
Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11
Section A2
Fridays, 11:30am-4:20pm
Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography
Hunt 106C
Section A1
Sundays, 10:00am-2:50pm
Sep 27, Oct 4
Section A2
Saturdays, 10:00am-2:50pm
Oct 31, Nov 7
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine
Hunt 106C
Section A1
Saturdays, 4:00-6:50pm
Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3
Section A2
Sundays, 4:00-6:50pm
Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15
99-359 IDeATe 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Hunt A5
Section A1
Sundays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11
Section A2
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:50pm
Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles
Hunt A10
Section A2
Sundays, 1:00-5:50pm
Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22

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.