The IDeATe facilities are an open creative resource to our IDeATe students dedicated to facilitating work in physical computing, fabrication, and media project development, discovery, and research. They consist of 7 studio lab spaces located on the first floor and ground floor of Hunt Library at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Campus. Each space includes a variety of equipment, including laser cutters, 3D printers, wood shop tools, CNC Router, Optitrack Motion Capture system, laptops and software, sound equipment, cameras, and many more items.
When students enroll in an IDeATe course, that course will provide training on the space-specific equipment. Once a student has received the appropriate training, his or her access to the IDeATe space continues throughout their time at CMU. All IDeATe students have borrowing and purchasing access to IDeATe Lending.
Non-IDeATe students and staff are able to request access to IDeATe spaces by completing our request form. (link to request form.)
All members of the IDeATe community are asked to please treat with respect and compassion your fellow students, their work, and the lab spaces themselves. Our IDeATe labs are shared spaces. Always clean up after completing your work, and leave the lab in better condition than you found it.
Safety and responsibility is a priority at all times. Be familiar with equipment use and safety procedures. Know where the emergency exits and fire extinguishers are.
Select a subcategory below to learn more about each IDeATe space, accessibility, and policies.