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.

Preface - A Southern Spin on Design Behaviors

Beginning in the days of inventors such as Eli Whitney and Robert Fulton, inventors of the cotton gin and steamboat, respectively, the South has built itself on technology. Neither the Old nor New South could exist without the 200 years of ingenuity, learnings, and market disruptions spurred by the region’s engineers, inventors, and thinkers. Unique to these problem solvers are a set of behaviors that span disciplines, utilizing design methodologies that promoted rapid development.

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.

Trak Two-Axis CNC Mill ("Trak Mill")

This computer numerically controled (CNC) mill is programmable in the XY-plane on the attached digital interface. Files can be uploaded via a USB. With this mill, users can position the drill, mill lines (in any direction), mill arcs, cut out circles, and make profiles and pockets. All plastics and metals can be milled, however, steel requires the machine to be put into a lower gear. Note that the Z-plane control is manual and that wood is not allowed on the machine. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Wood Room at the Georgia Tech Inventio Studio

The wood room houses the following tools that can be used independently or with the help of ULI's. THe tools located in the Wood Room are: a CNC Router, Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Scroll Saw, Wood Lathe, Drill Press, Handheld Power Tools, Cutting Tools, Sanders, Table Saws, Router and Router Table, and Planer.  

Fablicator 3-D Printer

Upload stereolithography (STL) file via USB or SD card onto the on-board computer. Use KISSlicer software package that is loaded onto the attached computer. Save the file as G code in the computer, load this into the 3-D printer, and set the extruder and bed temperatures. 3-D printing materials are supplied by the BME Shop. Maximum print size is 8 inches by 8 inches. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Metal Shop at the Invention Studio

Metal Shop at the Invention Studio is located in the MRDC. The tools in the Metal Shop include: a Bandsaw, Drill Press, Sheet Metal Brake, Tube Bender, Grinders, Vacuum Former, and Kiln. 

Lulzbot TAZ 3-D Printer

This tool has multiple extruders available that can be interchanged by staff members to print traditional materials as well as Ninjaflex, which can be used to print softer and more flexible parts. Prints can be up to 12" by 12". Load the printing file into the green CURA program on the computer to the right of the TAZ 3-D Printer. Printing materials are provided by the BME Shop. This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.

Machine Shop at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio

Come check out the Machine Shop at the Invention studio to really get some first hand experience in industry l