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.

Transportation Design Lab

Driving Simulator and Interior Design for transportation concepts, sponsored by GM. This driving simulator (a 2010 Chevy Malibu interior) can be used to test new controls and machine interfaces, with components being able to be swapped quickly. Supplemented with reconfigurable driving software, and eye tracking cameras (to measure human response), this design lab works with the engineering, and human factors/psychology disciplines to advance ideas in the controls of vehicles.

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. 

Paint Booth - Design Shop

The College of Architecture has a fully ventilated paint booth for students to access. It is located outside of the fabrication studio, located in the East building, basement level. 

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.

Electrolounge at the Georgia Tech Invention Studio

The Electrolounge is fully stocked with a Circuit Mill, Oscilloscope, Soldering tools, Logic Analyzer, LCR Meter, Circuit Diagnostic Tools, IR Thermometer, and Embroidery/Sewing Machine. All of these resources can be used with the help or independently of ULI's.