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.

Mission

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

Open hours

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

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

Room capacity

Room Name Room Number 100% User Capacity 50% User Capacity Notes (user capacity excludes Tech Spark employees)
MetalShop HH C110 8 4
ProShop HH C108 6 3 The WeldArea 3 and MachiningArea 3 user capacity in this location
Office HH C124 2 1 Check out with the HelpDesk attendant at this location before leaving the one designated exit for the MetalShop, ProShop (WeldArea & MachiningArea), and WoodShop.
WoodShop HH C102 6 3
PCBfab HH C105 6 3 Door locked; ask HelpDesk attendant 
FabLab HH C101 10 5 Single point of entry to Tech Spark. Chek in with the HelpDesk attendant at this location for “green light” access and confer with them regarding online scheduling. Proceed to your work station for that time slot.
Assembly ANSYS C05 28 14 Check out with the HelpDesk attendant at this location before leaving the one designated exit for the FabLab, PCBfab, Assembly, DesignStudio, MetalCast, PolyCast, PaintRoom.
DesignStudio ANSYS C02 10 5
MetalCast ANSYS C03 2 1 Door locked; ask HelpDesk attendant
PolyCast ANSYS C10 4 2 Door locked; ask HelpDesk attendant
PaintRoom ANSYS C09 1 1 Door locked; ask HelpDesk attendant
Simulation Classroom ANSYS B10 18 18 Door open; at entry note max user capacity
Collaboration Cluster ANSYS B02 6 6 Door open; at entry note max user capacity

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Location

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.

Feedback

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

TechSpark feedback form