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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! 

 

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 steel 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. 

 
 
 
 
 

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Maker Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are cool. Makeathons are cool. Startup Weekends + Makeathon = ???

They had one out at TechShop http://3d.startupweekend.org/ 

I've been talking to some people in the general area that have access to some technical tools and personnell  about doing something like this.

If there was a Maker Startup Weekend, what would you like the focus to be and what would you like to get out of the weekend?

CNC Training @ Gateway

SUCCESS!

I reached out to Erika Lynch , who is the head of workforce development institute over at Gateway Community college and we spoke about their CNC program. They are consolidating their campus into the new location in New Haven but expect to be ready by the 1st of August. She said that she would be happy to do a site tour and for us to have a look at their CNC machine. She also is intrigued by what Makehaven has to offer and is going to come by on a tuesday night once they have moved to the new campus.

Kip Steele

Learn how to test your software. We'll start off with some basic open source tools that you can use. We'll go into cross platform/browser/mobile device testing as well as internationalization & globalization testing. There may be some hacking as well :)

 

My quest for CNC training

Ever since joining makehaven I've become obsesseed with additive manufacturing and 5 axis CNC. While using the RepRap and using all of the software associated with it has been a blast, the chance to get access to a 5 axis machine is really limited. So I began my quest for CNC.

Being from Stratford aka Helicopter City USA,  I figured that there would be abundant training in the area. FAR FROM IT! In fact, CNC is in such demand, that there are over 100+ jobs in the immediate area posted on Indeed.com's site.  So I've decided to take the following 2 paths to get my training:

Make Haven

Drop in and meet the makers. 

Make Haven

Open House Come Visit

MikeM

On Sunday, the 27th, @ 10am we will be constructing some benches for the donated tools we have accumulated as well as for work surfaces.  Tomorrow night I will be measuring and plotting the basement space to try to come up with a reasonable layout.  Any input is welcome in this regard. 

 

On Sunday we will start by picking up the materials at HD and will work until it ain't fun no more. 

 

This will be a great opportunity for those members who would like to brush up on basic wood working skills to come down and learn while you help out.