IDeATe Equipment

Manufacturing     Electronics     Media Production     CAD



All IDeATe affiliates should download the CMU Mobile Alert app, available for iPhone and Android phones through the phone App Stores. Put the app on your home screen, because in an emergency, that’s where you’ll need it.

Note that the mobile app is separate from the automatic CMU-Alert text messages. The mobile app provides:

  • Automatic dialing for University Police, Safety Escorts and 911.
  • Procedures and guidance for 21 different emergencies;
  • Information regarding crimes and crime prevention;
  • Links to important Carnegie Mellon websites;
  • Interactive maps that provide information about locations of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs);

Some of the equipment in IDeATe requires the use of chemicals that may be harmful to you. Carnegie Mellon’s Environmental Health & Safety provides free training for those  who work with potentially harmful chemicals. The Material Safety Data Sheets, located in binders in the IDeATe labs, provide information on the specific materials used in IDeATe.

For each IDeATe lab that you work in, you should know the location and proper use of the electrical emergency stop (red e-stop), the first aid kit, the fire extinguishers, the sharps bin, the MSDS binder, and – for the fabrication lab – the eye wash station.

Available Equipment



  • Power supplies
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Soldering irons

Media Production

  • Mixing board
  • Lighting grid
  • Motion capture
  • Speakers, microphones, recorders
  • Cameras, still and video
  • Monitors
  • Projectors