The Tech Spark

The Tech Spark is the cornerstone of the College of Engineering's maker ecosystem, an integrated set of resources where faculty and students create and develop new ideas, concepts and products for courses and research.

The space houses a simulation cluster, 3D printers, rapid prototyping equipment, electronic fabrication facilities, and traditional manual and CNC machining to allow students and faculty to design and fabricate at the nano, micro and macro scales.

Access to equipment in the Tech Spark maker space requires completion of the course 24-200 Machine Shop Practice before you can work on independent projects. The shop staff will be happy to advise and help you with manufacturing and safe operation of machine tools.

Tech Spark is getting its own website to better serve students and the university community. Stay tuned!

Read about hands-on projects in these courses...

Modern making 

Manufacturing in Steeltown 

Mousetrap tinkerers 


Shipping materials to the Tech Spark

Ship to:
Carnegie Mellon University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Scaife Hall 423
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

  • Please be aware that you MUST use UPS (because the United States Postal Service does NOT ship to the shop). 
  • If you plan to use university funds for your materials, please refer to the department guidelines for purchasing and expense reimbursement.



Safety guidelines

EH&S student training