Open House Every Tuesday

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

who want 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?

Stay Connected

We will email you about upcoming events and workshops.


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.



Soy Candle Making Class


Lead by Kanita Mote of VOVO Organics

This course will be a basic soy candle making class, perfect for beginners and intermediate candlemakers. We will go over the basics of candle making and make our very own 8 oz. soy candles!

VR Meetup and New Haven Hackathon Warmup Event

Open to Public


This is an opportunity to preview the equipment and software that will be available at the New Haven Hackathon.


This meetup will:

  • Start a conversation about how Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality both offer unprecedented ways to represent, and understand, data.
  • Expose potential hackathon participants to the technology which they can explore in preparation for the event.

Open to all. Light food and drink will be available.


Getting Started as An Entrepreneur, Q and A with Richard Guha

Open to Public

Are you interested in starting a business but not sure how to get started? Do you want to grow your small business into something bigger?

Richard Guha will give an introduction to resources that are available in Connecticut for entrepreneur as well as give advice on going from inventor to staring your business. We will have time for questions and answers.


About Richard Guha

Introduction To Woodcut Printing

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:

Season Two of MakeHaven Animating


We have your favorite characters returning and three new stars entering the cast.

  • Colin Bunting is an engineer and designer. He has built lots of drones, can bend a laser cutter or 3d printer to his will and has entrepreneurship in his blood.
  • Catherine Cazes-Wiley is a hat designer and crafter. She is from France but has taken to her new home in the USA by volunteering to teaching marketable crafting skills people with disabilities, exiting homelessness or who are settling refugees.
  • Lior Trestman is an advocate for making a better community. If he is not volunteering at the bike coop or working on his startup he is at MakeHaven in the woodshop showing people safe tool use or teaching techniques.

MakeHaven: Tool Tag Sale

Open to Public

MakeHaven has a number of great tools we just cant keep anymore. As a fundraiser we are selling these used tools starting at 10am Saturday August 20th.

We will have the extra tools available tag sale style starting at 10am, (9:45 for members). Prices will be as marked, and reduced as the event goes on to keep things moving.  At some point what is left will be "pick your own price". At 4pm we take anything that is left to the scrap metal yard.

All proceeds will support MakeHaven, the purchase of tools, supplies and programming.


Skill Share Class - Sweet & Savory Pie

Registered Attendees Only

Slow Food Shoreline's Cook.Eat.Share Skillshare program is a monthly cooking class where attendees learn a new cooking skill or technique from members of the community, like you, who want to share their cooking knowledge.

For the month of August, community members Tambira Armmand will share her secrets to making sweet and savory pies. During the 90 minute hands on class, she will teach the attendees the steps of making pie dough from scratch. She'll also show you how to add flavorful fillings to make a sweet or savory pie.