Sarah Boisvert will make a short presentation on what FabLabs are and share experiences she has had working with this world wide network of prototypeing and fabrication labs.
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.
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.
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.
Full workshop with all the equipment needed for most personal projects including: table saw, band-saw planer and hand tools.
A place to work on electronics platforms like Beaglebone, Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Or to solder a basic circuit board together.
The basic equipment for standard home brewing as well as a custom built computer controlled home brewing machine for the advanced home brewer.
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.
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?
We will let you know about events and workshops
You can use Electroluminescent (EL) wire to make a faux-neon sign for your wall or window.
Cabinet-maker quality router table.
MakeHaven has sensors and Arduinos with them you can take senor data (sound, light, vibration, radio, etc) and turn it into light. How about a skate board that lights brighter the faster you go, or earrings that light up when you shake your head, or a scarf that tells you the temperature.
We bought a bunch of these led lights (neo pixils) for the make-a-thon, register now and start inventing!
We have a Shapeoko CNC will which can many designs into wood and other materials. A great place to start is thinking about makeing a name plaque or even inlaying a design in wood.
MakeHaven has three lasercutters and a 3d scanner. You can create a model or scan an object which you slice in Autodesk’s 123D Make software. This generates a pattern you can use to make fantastic cardboard sculptures.
You can even capture the 3d model by doing a 3d scan.
For our upcoming make-a-thon we are rounding up some ideas of what you can make at the event. Idea number one is to sew and light some clothing.
MakeHaven has sewing machines and there are various fabrics available next door at the creative reuse center. We have lots of LEDs, soldering irons, batteries, arduinos, neopixles, sensors and other supplies electrify your worn creations.
Ray Schamp is a world renowned origami artist known for his work with folding origami corrugations. The origami he does draws on mathematical concepts and requires skill and technique to bring to life.
Origami Corrugations are straight line folds that are left partly open and collapse the paper continuously in geometrically interesting ways.
In this class, students will create two origami corrugations. Materials will be provided in class.