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No Open House Till Further Notice



Normally between 7pm and 9pm we open our doors to anyone

who want to learn about the tools and projects at MakeHaven.

However we are moving from our current location of 770 State Street, New Haven, CT

to a new bigger space on Chapel Street.

To allow for the move there will be no open houses till posted here.




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.




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.


Item Donation Inquiry

At MakeHaven we love cool old equipment but we also attract lots of it.  We want to know about the stuff you have and might be willing to donate but we can't accept it all now because of space limitations. If you have something you think we might be able to use please let us know about it. If there comes a time when we might be able to use it we will have someone get in touch. We are moving to a new space September 2017.

Particularly useful would be:

  • Desks / Worktables
  • Metal Working Tools

DYI Solar Cell From Toothpaste, Tea and Donuts.


Solar cells have always seemed a little magical to me. I don't really understand how they are made except for that is is a big industrial process. I have asked people who seem to know and been told there is no way to build one yourself(the cell not just the housing). However I just happened to find this video that shows you how to build one using using donut powder (little scary to think huh?) and tea: 

Workshop: Light Your Bike


This workshop will focus on lighting your bike up using electroluminescent wire. Participants are required to puchase a kit in advance to participate. The kit will inlclude a power source, electroluminescent wire and fasteners. Space in the first workshop is limited, to register order a kit using the paypal button (In right bar).  We have successfully completed the first workshop and it was a blast. 

There are 4 spots for the next workshop on May 30. Sign up with the paypal button on the right.