Community Partners-Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University

Community Partners


The IDeATe Network is helping connect Carnegie Mellon to valuable resources throughout the city of Pittsburgh. As part of this initiative, CMU has partnered with TechShop to provide special access to membership and training. These offers are available exclusively for CMU students, faculty, and staff.

TechShop Memberships

About TechShop

TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop. Part fabrication and prototyping studio, part hackerspace and part learning center, TechShop provides access to professional equipment and software. We offer comprehensive instruction and expert staff to ensure you have a safe, meaningful and rewarding experience. Most importantly, at TechShop you can explore the world of making in an open, collaborative, and creative environment.

What We Offer

Each of our facilities includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a machine shop, a wood shop, a metal working shop, a textiles department, welding stations and a waterjet cutter. Members also have access to design software, featuring the entire Autodesk Design Suite. Huge project areas with large worktables are available for completing projects and collaborating with others. Free coffee and fresh popcorn are always available for your enjoyment.

How It Works

It's simple. Visit TechShop with your CMU ID badge and let our front desk staff know that you are interested in taking advantage of the Carnegie Mellon offer. This will give you access to any of the deals listed above. Each deal provides membership and includes a set number of TechShop classes. Membership immediately opens the door to workspace, software, and hand tools. Our classes will provide members with equipment-specific training and access to advanced tools. As a member, you will also be connected to our open-community of innovators, and our talented staff who are available to help develop ideas and improve technical skills.

We are open everyday from 9AM - Midnight. Come by for a tour. You really have to see it to believe it!

For more information, visit or contact us:
TechShop Pittsburgh
192 Bakery Square Blvd.