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. 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 2018 A1 Meeting Dates Fall 2018 A2 Meeting Dates
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills Saturdays, 1:00–3:50pm
Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29
99-353 IDeATe Solidworks and Laser Cutting Saturdays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13
Sundays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino Sundays, 1:00–3:50pm
Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30
Optional, but encouraged, lab hours 4:00–6:00pm
Saturdays, 1:00–3:50pm
Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10
Optional, but encouraged, lab hours 4:00–6:00pm
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography Sundays, 1:00–3:50pm
Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7
Saturdays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine Saturdays, 4:00–6:50pm
Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29
Sundays, 4:00–6:50pm
Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11
99-359 IDeATe Inventor and 3D Printing Sundays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7
Saturdays, 10:00am–12:50pm
Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles Fridays, 1:30–4:20pm
Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9

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 5:30 pm Monday through Friday for the campus community. Over the summer, please contact help@ideate.cmu.edu to make arrangements for access.