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.:

Note: As part of the Hybrid Model for Teaching and Learning, exact times and locations are subject to change.  The information below is accurate as of 1 February 2021.  Refer to the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2021 for the latest changes to meeting rooms and times.

Micro Course

Spring 2021 Meeting Dates

First Session Second Session
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills
Hunt 106B
*Remote on Feb 6 and Feb 13
Section A3
Saturdays, 12:50-3:50pm
Feb 6*, Feb 13*, Feb 20
99-353 IDeATe CAD and Laser Cutting
Remote
Section B3
Sundays, 10:30am-1:20pm
Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21
Section A3
Saturdays, 10:30am-1:20pm
Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino
Hunt A10
Section A3
Fridays, 11:40am-4:30pm
Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26
Section B3
Sundays, 12:50-5:40pm
Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography
Remote
Section A3
Sundays, 10:30am-2:50pm
Feb 14, Feb 21
Section B3
Saturdays, 10:30am-2:50pm
Feb 27, Mar 6
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine
Remote
Section A3
Sundays, 4:30-8:20pm
Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21
Section B3
Saturdays, 4:30-8:20pm
Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13
99-359 IDeATe 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Remote
Section B3
Saturdays, 9:10am-12:00pm
Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20
Section A3
Sundays, 9:10am-12:00pm
Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles
Remote
Section A3
Sundays, 12:50-6:00pm
Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14

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. (Open Hours are currently suspended due to Covid-19 protocols.) Over the summer, please contact help@ideate.cmu.edu to make arrangements for access.