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MakeHaven is for

INventors

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.

ARTISANS

Experiment with new medium and challenge your ideas to create something unique. Hone woodworking, sewing or printmaking skills.

 

 

 

 

The tools to make anything! 

 

Wood shop

Full workshop with all the equipment  including: table saw, band-saw, CNC, lathe,  planer and hand tools.

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Metal SHop

Full metal working shop with saws, vertical mills, CNC machine, waterjet cutter, lathes, welding, jewelry making and blacksmithing.

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Textiles & Sewing

Sewing Machines, quilting machine, knitting machine, computerized embroidery and an area to layout and cut large fabrics.

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Ceramics & Plastics

Pottery wheel, and a kiln for pottery. Pressure pot and vacuum chamber to support casting. Vacuum former, injection molder, resin 3d printer, grinder and compression oven for plastics.

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MakeHaven is a full makerspace and Fab Lab. 

Digital Fabrication

Many 3d printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, access to design software and more.

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Electronics & Radio

Electronics workbench with oscilloscopes, soldering station, reflow oven, and ham radio with antennas on the roof.

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Media & Printmaking

Presses for woodblock, screen printing capabilities and a media room built for podcast and product photography.

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HOME BREWING & BIO

MA computerized home brewing system and Community Bio Lab capable of work with DNA and growing bio materials. 

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Jumpstart Your Maker Experience

 

Make a commitment to learn skills and build something amazing at MakeHaven. In this 8 week program for people new to MakeHaven you join a cohort of other makers. Includes: coaching on your goals, 3+ months membership, skill building sessions, 4 introductory classes in: wood, metal, digital fab and textiles. No previous experience required.

 

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We will email you about upcoming events and workshops.

 

Make Haven

Off Site

Any event or activity that happens on the property of another orgnization. For example tours of factories, or other community events that we feature. 

The Greater New Haven area has so many great makers. Lets get together and socialize. Maybe we will learn a little learn about what each other are doing and discover where we can work together.
The Eli Whitney Museum has kindly offed to host and MakeHaven is helping to organize. There is no planned program just time to meet like minded makers.


This is a potluck so please bring a dish to share. The Eli Whitney has offered to provide beverages and MakeHaven will provide paperware.

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Make Haven

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

Kam wil be making hard candy and will be teaching other how to do it too. Workshop style.

See you there.

Make Haven

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

This class will be a basic introduction to the concepts behind CNC work. The first part of the class will be an introduction to the concept but we will quickly move to actually preparing member designs for use on the Shapeoko CNC.  We cut out as many designs as time allows.

We will demonstrate: 

• Use of Inkscape and Tinkercad for design.

Make Haven

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

Come learn how to use the lasercutter and work together on projects.

Sean O'Brien

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

We'll be doing a special event, in lieu of the weekly Linux Lunch & Learn: http://www.meetup.com/MakeHaven/events/205143992/

This week, we'll be doing a short intro to GNU/Linux and crypto tools (TAILS , CryptoCat) as part of Software Freedom Day.
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2014/USA/CT/New_Haven/SFD