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 2021 Meeting Dates

First Session Second Session
99-352 IDeATe Soft Fabrication Skills
Hunt 106B
Section A1
Saturdays, 12:20-5:10pm
Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
99-353 IDeATe CAD and Laser Cutting
Hunt A4
Section A1
Saturdays, 9:05-11:55am
Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
Section A2
Sundays, 9:05-11:55am
1:05–3:55pm
Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14
99-355 IDeATe Introduction to Arduino
Hunt A10
Section A1
Sundays, 12:20-5:10pm
Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10
Section A2
Fridays, 10:10am-3:00pm
Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 19
(No classes Nov 5)
99-357 IDeATe Pragmatic Photography
Hunt 106C
Section A1
Sundays, 9:05am-1:55pm
Sep 26, Oct 3
Section A2
Saturdays, 9:05am-1:55pm
10:05am–2:55pm
Oct 23, Oct 30
99-358 IDeATe Intro to the Unity Game Engine
Hunt 106C
Section A1
Saturdays, 4:40-7:30pm
Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9
Section A2
Sundays, 4:40-7:30pm
Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14
99-359 IDeATe 3D Modeling and 3D Printing
Hunt A4
Section A1
Sundays, 10:10am-1:00pm
Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10
Section A2
Saturdays, 10:10am-1:00pm
Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13
99-360 IDeATe E-Textiles
Hunt A10
Section A2
Sundays, 1:25-6:15pm
Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21

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 5:00 to 6:00pm Monday through Friday for the campus community.  Over the summer, please contact help@ideate.cmu.edu to make arrangements for access.