About Tech Spark

Tech Spark is Carnegie Mellon University’s focal point for technology innovation. This facility provides equipment for rapid prototyping of designs from idea to reality. It is a community space that is available for current students, faculty, and staff of the College of Engineering and their collaborators across campus.


Promote a vibrant, student-centric making culture to enhance educational, extracurricular, and research activities across the entire campus community.

Open hours

TechSpark hours of operation:

  • 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 p.m.*
  • *Woodshop, fab lab, open. Metal shop closed.

Make an equipment or machine reservation. Use your AndrewID and password to log into CMU’s FBS software.

Carnegie Mellon’s U.S. locations observe 10 official holidays. TechSpark is closed on these days.

Tech Spark student organizations


Tech Spark is located on the C-level of Hamerschlag Hall and in ANSYS Hall on Carnegie Mellon University’s Pittsburgh Campus.

Get more detailed parking information and directions. Hamerschlag is labeled HH on the campus map.

Public parking is available on Frew Street.


Tech Spark appreciates input from our users to continuously improve the experience for our community.

TechSpark feedback form