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.

Business Model Canvas

One great template to fill out is the Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder & Pigneur). Use this template to plan what you need to do next.

Source: Business Model Generation (Osterwalder & Pigneur) Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Business Model Canvas Template

Startup Ecosphere

Want to find entrepreneurial activity in the ATL area? Check this resource out. Our staff is always on the lookout to keep you connected.

http://startupgenome.co

How to make a quick commercial...

Want to learn some quick video production methods? Do you know the difference between a jump, match, or cutaway edit? We have quick tutorials and workshops to get your ideas in front of people to gather feedback.

Degassing Chamber - Design Shop

Small Vacuum degassing chamber for use in moldmaking.  During mixing, air bubbles become trapped and if poured into a mold box may leave voids against part.  Degassing mixture prior to pouring reduces this risk.

Students must provide own mixing supplies and materials

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.  

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.

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 level manufacturing. The Machine shop has a whole bunch of equipment like Manual Mills, Manual Lathes, CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, and Injection Molding! 

3D Printing Room at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio

The 3D Printing Room, located in the MRDC, is home to the Studio's vast collection of rapid prototyping machines. However, this room offers much more than just 3D Printing. 3D scanners and Vinyl Cutters can be used by any students and all of these machines come with material (or you can BYOM if you choose). 

Ultimaker 2 3-D Printers

To use the Ultimaker 2s, upload a stereolithography (STL) file into the attached computer into the blue CURA program. Save the file as G code to an SD card to load the file into the Ultimaker 2. Two printers are in the BME Shop and more units are available in the Senior Design Lab, both of which are n the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building. Printing materials are supplied for free by the BME Shop. 

 

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.

Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)

Need to see if your idea is new and not published anywhere? Think of protecting your intellectual property before showing your invention to the public? Want to learn how to do a patent search before filing a patent application for your idea? The PTRC offers free consultation and patent search classes. 

3D Printer at ID Studio

Maker Bot 3D Printer for Rapid Prototyping ideas. It works great if you are looking for iterative agile product development.

Vinyl Cutter at Invention Studio

The vinyl cutter can be used to create stickers and labels out of vinyl. The Roland STIKA SV-15 is located in the 3D printer room (MRDC 2104). 

Can create stickers and labels

Materials are free - many colors and textures of vinyl available near the machine.

Map of Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology
North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-894-2000