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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

Entrepreneurs

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.

Hobbyists

Connect with others who share your passion. Share the skills you have developed expand your horizons.

Artists

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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We will email you about upcoming events and workshops.

 

Responsive Signage

With a little help from the internets I taught my self the basics of Grasshopper (Rhino plugin) this weekend for the purpose of analyzing a complex tower geometry. In the course of my research I came across this posting, illustrating a way to flex file parameters with ultrasonic sensors hooked up to arduino boards. Kind of cool. Thought you guys would be interested.

 

Video of the thing in action

http://vimeo.com/20004747

 

Blog Entry

The Making of MakeHaven.org

I will go step by step though how I built the MakeHaven website. This will focus mostly on Drupal as a content management system and methods of quickly building a full featured site using that system. Participants will also get an increased familiarity with the features of the site.  This event would be focused on explaining to those who might want to develop sites.

Mental Floss

So I attended last night's get together and learned what a stepper motor is and helped Kam fix one that was jammed (good clean fun), but the highlight of the evening for my own personal self was when Ian Applegate showed up riding a bright green vintage Schwinn Sprint wearing an Evel Kneivel motorcycle helmet AND, under the helmet, Dominique Pinon wrap around shades (VR glasses) that were electronically broadcasting to his eyeballs what his handheld camera (in his hand at that very moment) was seeing.

MakeHaven Sign

Status: 

I think we should make one or two signs out of acrylic for MakeHaven. For inside the space, I envision something like this on our brick wall:

 

It's laser cut acrylic on brushed aluminum standoffs. With access to a lasercutter, we could cut the acrylic pretty easily. Then it would be a fairly trivial assembly project. The only real difficulty is that much acrylic could be rather pricety. 

Making the Makerspace

 

This is a picture of MakeHaven before we moved anything in. Its like a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless.

What the makerspace actually looks like will depend on what equipment we get and what the membership decides is the best way to organize. To get the conversation going I decided to draw some diagrams detailing my vision of how we could organize. The basic concept that I have is based on several areas that have all the tools organized for various purposes: these include: a kitchen, craft, mechanical, computer and mechanical areas (woodworking would be in the basement where there is more space). Most of these areas are open to the a flex area that can be used when any project requires more space or when we are conducting a workshop.