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. 


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Silk Screen T-shirt Make It! $25

Registered Attendees Only

*B-A-M!* express yourself! This class will show you how, in black and white. 

You will learn how to hand cut transparencies to create a print which will be transferred on a T-shirt, using a silk screen. 

To help get you started with the basics, MakeHaven will have some basic designs available to inspire you. You will make a T-shirt print from these to learn the basics of how to silk screen on your own. You will also learn how to make your own stencil in the class.


 $25.00 This is a 2 hour class. Limited to 6 people


Basic Beer Brewing

Open to Public

Basic Brewing Principles $25

This workshop is for the beginning home brewer and is designed to introduce basic concepts, techniques and terminology to class participants. Designed to provide the working knowledge to complete an initial batch of extract beer. In this class, you will learn how to make a one gallon batch of beer from start to finish. A bottling demonstration and tasting will be on Thursday, 2/18th, 6 - 9 p.m.

If you are interested in this class also check out All Graind Brewing, the follow up.

Community Animators, Ready to Rock and Roll

I am excited to announce that we have five enthusiastic volunteers to animate our community. 
What does it mean to be a Community Animator? It means they have each committed to being at MakeHaven 3 hours per week over the next 6 months to help people learn and inspire members to make the most of our space. Each has a focus area and will be a resource for actives in that focus. Let me make the introductions:

From left to right in the photo is: 

Learn the Basics of Mold Making and Casting

Registered Attendees Only

This no-cost mold making and casting seminar will introduce attendees to a new world of material possibility and how to work with rubbers, plastics, foams and gypsums are used for a variety of applications including:

Reproducing Sculpture - Casting Concrete - Prototype Model Making - Theatrical Props - Architectural Restoration - Life Casting - Robotics - Medical - Toy Making - Movie Special Effects - Culinary - Casting Wax.

Seminar will include hands-on demonstration and instruction on mold making during the two hour presentation.

Maker Year Challenge

MakeHaven has a challenge for you. Can you prove your maker skills by doing one project per month for the year? Starting in January for every month in 2016 I will be putting forth instructions for how to do a project. These projects with use all the different capabilities of the space. Those who succeed in doing all the projects will come out as skilled master maker. The list of projects is still developing but here is an idea of what will be on the list.
  • Create engraved box on laser cutter

WONDER: Holiday Party at the Groove

MakeHaven members have been invited to The Grove to celebrate all the WONDERful things the holiday season brings! 

The halls will be decked in WONDERland style, while Raheem Nelson spins tunes. There'll be an epic holiday beverage and drink bar. 

Bring your family, your friends and a snack to share. Can't wait to see you there!

The Grove
760 Chapel St, New Haven, Connecticut 06510