Carnegie Mellon University

Makerspaces at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University and the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship offer a variety of resources to help entrepreneurs bring their startup ideas and projects to life. One of the greatest of these resources is the multiple makerspaces on campus, which offer coursework, training, and the necessary tools to realize any concept from start to finish.

You can explore some of these makerspaces below and engage with all that they offer. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Aleks Petkov.

Swartz Center Makerspaces

Lane Makerspace

Location: Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, Third Floor
Hours: 24/7 for approved entrepreneurs / startups

A small-scale everyday makerspace that is meant to serve as a bridge for entrepreneurs to the other makerspaces on campus.

Project Olympus Makerspace

Location: Project Olympus, 4620 Henry St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hours: 24/7 for approved entrepreneurs / startups

Located as a part of the Project Olympus space for use by approved startups.


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Information and Resources

Location: Hunt Library, 4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hours: 24/7 (Dependent upon Hunt Library Hours)

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Open Fabrication Hours

Location: Hunt Library, Basement
When: Monday - Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

IDeATe's Open Fabrication Hours gives the greater campus community access to the fabrication facilities and personnel.

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IDeATe Courses

The IDeATe curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and provides experiential courses in digital fabrication, physical computing, interactive media, and traditional fabrication.

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JPMorgan Chase AI Makerspace


General Information

Location: Tepper Quad, First Floor
Hours: Opening, Fall 2021

Monday - Friday TBD
Saturday - Sunday TBD




The 1,900 square-foot open floor plan facility houses distinct spaces for various areas of AI research and democratizes access to the tools students will need to study AI. 

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Facilities Features

  • Robotics Area
  • Drone Zone
  • Robot Playground
  • SmartHome Area
  • Vision/Speech/Machine Learning




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General Information

Location: Level C Hamerschlag Hall and ANSYS Hall

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm

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The space houses a simulation cluster, 3D printers, laser machines, electronic fabrication facilities, and traditional manual and CNC machining to allow students and faculty to design and prototype at the nano, micro, and macro scales.

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Ansys Hall Sketch

TechSpark Courses

There are a variety of courses offered at the TechSpark that allow students to tap into their creativity and bring their idea to life.

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