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MakeHaven is for
The perfect 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 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. Hone woodworking, sewing or printmaking skills.
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 steel 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.
We will email you about upcoming events and workshops.
To bend steel rule/flat bar/strip into complicated shapes difficult or impossible to make by other means (e.g., using shear-brake-roll machine). Makes cutting and debossing dies, e.g., to cut and stamp patterns in sheet metal, leather, paper, and other materials, on an arbor press.
This is a cute desk/bedside lamp with an optional laser engraved shade made using a stippling type pattern. It's extremely inexpensive and fairly quick to fabricate. It makes a great gift, especially due to its interchangeable press-fit shade: you can give the base along with one shade as a gift, and then add to it by gifting new shades for other occasions. Depending on the wood/finish and the bulb brightness you choose, it can also look pretty nice without a shade.
Analog photography is totally rad and magical! Watching a print develop before your eyes never gets old. Let's have a space in Makehaven that affords members the ability to process their own black and white or color film and make prints using real photographic chemistry!
Things we'd need:
Details on full setup: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cj6lkdYhKAJxXEG_3F3EqfrvU8qB9Oi6Qieu...
At the core of any bike framebuilding setup is a frame jig (technically a fixture, not a jig). Industry-standard frame jigs run at $3000-5000, but we can make our own for $500-600.
Creates channels, ridges, and flanges to stiffen and minimize vibration in sheet metal parts or even just to decorate them---think truck bed floors and auto body panels. Stiffening allows for thinner gauges to be used and cheaper lighter sheet metal parts to be made.
Minimum cost is $175 for handcranked Eastwood #32044 model, expandable with optional power unit (+$300, Eastwood #21111) and rolling die set (+$225, Eastwood #20267).
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