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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Civic Hack Day: New Haven @ SeeClickFix

Registered Attendees Only


August 12th, SeeClickFix will be hosting a 2-day Civic Hack event. One piece of feedback we received from June's event was that folks wanted more time to be able to deliberate, dream, and develop their ideas and tools. 

The theme will still be New Haven’s Unique Needs, and we’ll use the SeeClickFix API to build solutions.



Form teams to address one of New Haven’s Unique Needs in one of three ways:

Talk:Sensors for River Monitoring In Botswana and PreHackathon Meetup

Open to Public

This meetup is focused on Internet of Things, in preparation for the New Haven Hackathon.

The purpose is to socialize with others and get exposure to the technologies and sensors that will drive the New Haven Hackathon. This is an excellent time to make connections with future team members. Have a project with sensors, Arduino, beacon, 360 camera, or drone? Bring it!

Experienced and inexperienced makers and hackers welcome.

We will have beverages and pizza for attendees who RSVP.

Print Making with Michael Angelis

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:

Three Makers Share Their Projects

As part of the Arts and Ideas Festival we asked a number our members to demonstrate the work they are doing on projects. Here are three of those makers summarizing their projects in under a minute and a half. 


Elisa Shares Her Laser Cutter Work

Elisa talks about her work to use the laser to cut intricate paper designs and create a fold-able wood book cover.


Its a bowl!...sort of.

So I finished my first bowl. In truth the past few months have been mostly waiting for the wood to dry and stabilize. One has to do that by slowly opening a bigger and bigger aperture in the plastic bag the bowl is stored in. At first it literally sweats and then slows down over time. Near the end of drying I had to mitigate some splitting with butterfly keys (a.k.a. bow ties or dutchmen) and then do some filling with cyanoacrylate glue (crazy glue or zap-a-gap) mixed with sawdust.

Intro to HTML/CSS

Registered Attendees Only

This 2-part workshop series (dates: 6/11th & 6/12th) is geared toward the beginner-beginner or someone with a little coding experience. 

In this workshop, you will learn the building blocks of creating a web site.

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is a coding language which builds the foundation of a website, and CSS, (Cascading Styles Sheets) is the coding language responsible for styling (colors, fonts, position).