Open House Every Tuesday

Between 7pm and 9pm we open our doors to anyone

who wants to learn about the tools and projects at MakeHaven.

We are located at 266 State Street, New Haven CT



MakeHaven is for


The prefect place to create and get feedback on your early prototype or just engage with a community of people working on the frontiers of technology.


Connect connect with others who share your passion. Share the skills you have developed expand your horizons.


Experiment with new medium and challenge your ideas to create something unique.




The tools to make anything! 


MakeHaven is a full makerspace and Fab Lab. 


3d Printers

Multiple Fused deposition modeling printers which lay down plastic layer by layer to build your designs.

CNC Wood Mill

A large platform which an attached router which can be controlled by a computer to cut out intricate custom designs.

Laser Cutter

Several systems for harnessing the power of a CO2 laser to cut into or engrave wood. These can be used to make incredibly precise works of art.

Wood Shop

Full workshop with all the equipment needed for most personal projects including: table saw, band-saw  planer and hand tools. 

Electronics Workbench

A place to work on electronics platforms like Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Or to solder a basic circuit board together.  

Home Brewing

The basic equipment for standard home brewing as well as a custom built computer controlled home brewing machine for the advanced home brewer.

Metal CNC

A three axis fully enclosed metal mill, capable of cutting aluminum or steal with precision.

Sewing and Craft

Sewing machines, crafting equipment and a computer controlled embroidery machine.

Vacuum Former

Machine that heats and allows you to form plastic sheets into specific shapes. Great for making costumes, molds or a housing for your drone. 


What Our Members Do?

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We will let you know about events and workshops




Arduino Prototyping - An Introduction

Event Date: 
Jan 15 2017 - 2:00pm
Registered Attendees Only

Arduino Prototyping For Beginners

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017


Max enrollment: 6 This class is $10 for General Public and $0.01 for MakeHaven Members, MH Members will be reimbursed the penny.

If you're brand-new to Arduino and electronics, this class will get you started prototyping your first circuit.  We will use an Arduino UNO to make LEDs flash in fancy patterns at the push of a button.

Make a Cutting Board Class

Event Date: 
Dec 12 2016 - 6:30pm
Registered Attendees Only

Monday, 12th December from 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. 


You will be guided on how to make your very own custom cutting board with Loir, the Woodshop Animator at MakeHaven.

This is a great class to learn how to make a wooden cutting board with hardwood scraps, using the side grain to add a unique organic design detail.

In this class you will be using a planer, table saw, sander and then preparing the final product with food grade mineral oil.

Great class for the woodshop novice!

How Makers Sell

Event Date: 
Dec 14 2016 - 6:30pm
Open to Public

More makers are finding they can sell some of what they make to earn extra income or even start their own business. This has become easier with the advent of online venues such as Etsy, Amazon and Kickstarter. Combined with traditional methods of outreach makers have a many choices in how to sell their products, each with advantages and disadvantages. 

Come network with others who have sold or are interested in selling what they make. We will kick off the conversation with three sellers sharing their experience and advance.

Woodcut Print Making Demonstration

Open to Public

Woodcut is a type of printmaking process. The art of printmaking involves the creation of a "master" printing block, from which multiple prints can then be made. The creation of a woodcut block is a very satisfying and tactile process, where hand tools are used to carve out the image that will be printed.
Local artist Michael Angelis will do a free demonstration of the process and answer questions for those who are interested

Hot Coco Happy Hour - A day of making!

Members Only

Hot Coco Happy Hour is for MakeHaven Members to gather and work on quick projects that can be completed in 1 - 3 hours time.

The idea is to have an informal MakeHaven member social, around making simple projects that will help to introduce members to new tools and equipment, knowledge sharing between members, and to introduce new members to longtime members. 

There will be hot coco to enjoy and project suggestions that can be given as gifts, and made in 1 - 3 hours. 

Enjoy some hot coco and a day of making! 

For MakeHaven Members only.

Fusion 360 with Mark Moneypenny

Registered Attendees Only

Learn Fusion 360 with Mark Moneypenny of Big Bang Studio.

Fusion 360 is cloud-based 3D CAD*, CAM* mechanical design tool that works on both Mac and PC. 

*Computer Aided Design - You can design, test, and fabricate a product or part with Fusion 360, work anywhere and collaborate with a team. 

*Computer Aided Manufacturing - prepare your design sketch for milling, turning, or laser cutting.

Learn the basics of Fusion 360.