Got questions about the CEID's space, activities, and resources? Chances are, you'll find the answers here! For additional information, contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
The CEID seems really cool — how do I get involved?
Faculty, research staff, and students from any department or major at Yale can become members of the CEID -- check out our Membership page for details.
How do I stay informed about events at the CEID?
There are many ways to stay up-to-date on CEID events and happenings: check out our Media pages to find snapshots and CEID news, peruse our Calendar for upcoming events, and become a member to sign up for our weekly newsletter! Members can access the CEID Classes V2 page to sign up for events, workshops and trainings.
How do I organize a visit to the CEID?
The CEID does hold tours each week at 4 PM on Fridays. We can only host a limited number of people per tour block, and we cannot guarantee that it will be possible to arrange a tour for that date, so please email email@example.com for availability in advance.
If you are a member of the Yale community, we strongly recommend becoming a member and attending an orientation of the space. Orientations are informative, fun, and will give you an overview of our space and resources.
Can I reserve meeting rooms at the CEID?
CEID meeting rooms can be reserved by courses and CEID-affiliated student organizations. Our lecture space can also be reserved for events, and can seat up to 40 people. To inquire about reserving a space in the CEID, please fill out a Room Request Form.
You must become a member of our space to work in the CEID and reserve our spaces, including our meeting rooms! Furthermore, all participants under the reservation must be CEID members. Check out our Membership page for details.
I want to store stuff at the CEID, how do I go about that?
For the most part, due to space constraints we don't have the ability to store projects at the CEID. In some cases, lockers can be requested for personal projects at the CEID, see our Locker Request Form for details and to make inquiries.
When do I need to wear close-toed shoes, safety glasses, or other protective gear in the CEID?
You must be wearing closed-toes at all times in the CEID studio space. Safety glasses are required for instances of cutting, banging, compressing, use of power tools, and proximity to work requiring safety glasses.
More information on safety covered in our Code of Conduct, as well as during the membership orientation.
Can I buy materials from the CEID?
We don’t sell materials at the CEID, but what we have is free to use. A few useful places to get materials around Yale and online are Digikey, Sparkfun, Hull's New Haven, McMaster-Carr, and Home Depot.
Which machines do I need training for at the CEID, and how do I get trained?
Can I bring my own stuff to the CEID?
Yes! Feel free to bring in materials you need to the CEID, but please make sure to take any remaining supplies with you after you've finished working. Only CEID equipment can be used in our space, and equipment cannot be taken out of the space for work elsewhere.
The 3D printers are awesome — how do I get access?
Can I print on the Dimension and Objet?
What if I want to 2D print something?
The CEID has a BW/color printer in front of the CEID office. 2D printing at the CEID works on the Yale Blueprint system. Log into one of our cluster computers to get access, and printing costs are the same as the rest of Yale's campus.
What kinds of 3D printers do you have, and what are their specifications?
We have three kinds of 3D printers at the CEID:
What types of files does the laser cutter support?
How large can my material be?
What is the time limit for a cut?
How do I get access to the laser cutter?
What kinds of materials can I cut?
When is the laser cutter available for use?
Can I mass-produce key chains on the laser cutter?
How do I get access to the shops?
For the metal shop, you must have completed CEID's Phase 1 and Phase 2 trainings. Sign-ups for them are listed on ClassesV2. If you have already received trainings from Nick or Dave, an abbreviated version that is an hour long. You must be supervised at all times while in the shop and the hours are listed here.
For the woodshop, you must have completed at least Phase 1 of the metal shop training. There is no regularly scheduled woodshop training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one.
Once you completed the trainings, you are able to work in the shops during CEID's shop hours posted in front of the machine shop door under supervision from our shop supervisors.