Resources

Come see what the IDC has to offer. We provide an access point for vast project resources. Everything from workstations, 3d modeling, mockup prototyping tools, and inspiration to push your creativity, you'll find something interesting to draw, build, learn, make or do. Drop by and experience IDC.

Design Shop

Located in the basement of the College of Design East building, students can use the facilities to prototype models and refine designs. There is an exterior space which is available to use 24/7 by students with proper buzzcard access, and an interior space which requires supervision and prior training. 

Invention Studio

Founded in late 2009, the Invention Studio is a student-run maker space open to all of Georgia Tech. It is staffed by the Prototyping Instructors, student volunteers who are on hand to train you and help with your projects. Use of the studio is free for all students, faculty and staff of Georgia Tech, regardless of year, major, or prior experience.

Waterjet Room at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio

The Waterjet room is located in the MRDC. Don't be fold by the name. This room also stores, three laser cutters, a water jet, and a plethora of other hand tools. Pro tip - if you have a job that needs to get done, arrive when doors open. Lines build up very quickly.

Band Saw

The band saw can be used to cut plastics, metals, and wood. The speed must be adjusted to go slower when cutting metals. The height of the saw can be adjusted up to 12" to accommodate larger materials. The band saw should not be used to cut cylinders, for safety implications. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Band Saw - Design Shop

The band saw is ideal for cutting wood and thin plastics. It is not meant for metals or other dense materials, there are 3 band saws located inside the main fabrication shop located in the basement level of the architecture east building.  Parts must be large enough so that hands are never within 3" of cutter.  Parts must lay flat on table

Wood Lathe - Design Shop

The wood lathe is a variable speed machine.  Wood and dense foam can be mounted and the part is revolved.  Special tools are used to shape the revolved design.  Training is a MUST.   Use protective eyewear when using the wood lathe.

Spindle Sander - Design Shop

Spindle sander is used to clean up simple curved cuts in wood.  Sanders can only effectively sand small amounts.  Cutting first at bandsaw near the layout line then cleaning up at sanders is correct.

Wood Planer - Design Shop

Planers dimension lumber in thickness.  Boards must be relatively flat to use on a planer.  Wood only.

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