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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.


Hot Coco Happy Hour - A day of making!

Members Only

Hot Coco Happy Hour is for MakeHaven Members to gather and work on quick projects that can be completed in 1 - 3 hours time.

The idea is to have an informal MakeHaven member social, around making simple projects that will help to introduce members to new tools and equipment, knowledge sharing between members, and to introduce new members to longtime members. 

There will be hot coco to enjoy and project suggestions that can be given as gifts, and made in 1 - 3 hours. 

Enjoy some hot coco and a day of making! 

For MakeHaven Members only.

Fusion 360 with Mark Moneypenny

Registered Attendees Only

Learn Fusion 360 with Mark Moneypenny of Big Bang Studio.

Fusion 360 is cloud-based 3D CAD*, CAM* mechanical design tool that works on both Mac and PC. 

*Computer Aided Design - You can design, test, and fabricate a product or part with Fusion 360, work anywhere and collaborate with a team. 

*Computer Aided Manufacturing - prepare your design sketch for milling, turning, or laser cutting.

Learn the basics of Fusion 360.

Woodcut - Create A Print or Custom Stationary

Registered Attendees Only

Create Custom Stationary or Holiday Card.

Woodcut is a type of printmaking process. The art of printmaking involves the creation of a "master" printing block, from which multiple prints can then be made. The creation of a woodcut block is a very satisfying and tactile process, where hand tools are used to carve out the image that will be printed.

In this introductory workshop, students will learn how to:

Light Up Your Costume

Registered Attendees Only

MakeHaven's Electonics Animator, Christine will be showing you how to add lights to your costume! Great for added special effects and also a safety feature.

You will learn how to use conductive thread to sew in LED circuits or pre-made LED strands.

The fee for this class is $15 for MakeHaven Members and $20 for the General Public.


Made In New Haven Information Session

Open to Public
Tuesday MakeHaven Open House Information Session:
Elinor Slomba, Arts Interstices will be at MakeHaven's Open House answering questions on how to incorporate the Made In New Haven logo on your product or website and how to use for marketing and promotion. 
As we approach Shop Local Saturday, see what cool things are Made in New Haven, where to get them, and how local makers can participate with manufacturers and artisans in the Made in New Haven campaign.

Make a Cutting Board Class

Registered Attendees Only

 Monday from 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.  you will be guided on how to make your very own custom cutting board with Loir, the Woodshop Animator.

This is a great class to learn how to make a wooden cutting board with wood, using the side grain to add a unique organic design detail.

In this class you will be using a planer, table saw, sander and then preparing the final product with food grade mineral oil.

Great class for the woodshop novice!

Materials and safety googles are provided in the class fee.