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




Light Up Your Costume

Registered Attendees Only

MakeHaven's Electonics Animator, Christine will be showing you how to add lights to your costume! Great for added special effects and also a safety feature.

You will learn how to use conductive thread to sew in LED circuits or pre-made LED strands.

The fee for this class is $15 for MakeHaven Members and $20 for the General Public.


Made In New Haven Information Session

Open to Public
Tuesday MakeHaven Open House Information Session:
Elinor Slomba, Arts Interstices will be at MakeHaven's Open House answering questions on how to incorporate the Made In New Haven logo on your product or website and how to use for marketing and promotion. 
As we approach Shop Local Saturday, see what cool things are Made in New Haven, where to get them, and how local makers can participate with manufacturers and artisans in the Made in New Haven campaign.

Make a Cutting Board Class

Registered Attendees Only

 Monday 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.

This is a great class to learn how to make a wooden cutting board with wood, 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!

Materials and safety googles are provided in the class fee.


Introduction To Woodcut Printing

Registered Attendees Only

Introduction to Woodcut

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.

In this introductory workshop, students will learn how to:

Coffee Roasting Workshop

Registered Attendees Only
This Sunday morning class includes a breakfast sandwich and coffee while learning how to roast coffee beans. 
Each participant will also get a 1/4 bag each of light roasted coffee and dark roasted coffee.

Vishal Patel of The Happiness Lab will lead this workshop on how to roast coffee beans.

Please register in advance so that there will be enough supplies and food for all.

Made In New Haven

Open to Public

Are you working on developing a product and think New Haven is a great place to do it?  Find out how you can participate in the Made in New Haven campaign, a City initiative to unite, celebrate and promote local manufacturers and makers.  Campaign Manager Elinor Slomba will present how creative entrepreneurs are using the Made in New Haven branding kit to market their products, and collaborate with others in the ecosystem.