Hartford's Community Makerspace
Welcome to the NEW MakeHartford Website
Thank you to everyone who has supported and helped MakeHartford over the last six years. We started MakeHartford to be able to promote maker culture and maker economic development in the Hartford area. In the last several years we have seen the opening of over a dozen new innovation, coworking, incubators, and/or makerspaces.MakeHartford will be merging with other makerspaces in the state and will be closing by the end of December 2019. This merger will allow us to continue our mission to promote maker culture by supporting Hartford’s new concentration of maker and freelance related services.
Our social media accounts and this website will remain active throughout the merger and into 2020 so that we can answer questions and help our members.
We are working with other makerspaces in the state, including: MakerspaceCT, MakeHaven, NESIT, as well as the Danbury and Watertown makerspaces to help our members adjust to the change. Our classes and events will also be migrated to these partnering makerspaces. Check your local makerspace event schedule for upcoming events.
I am so deeply proud of what we have accomplished over the last decade. MakeHartford has hosted hundred of events and meetups, interacted with thousands of people, created a network of makers, and seeded a market with more than a dozen locations to support a new generation of makers and creatives. It has been on honor to serve this community and I look forward to how we can continue to define and promote a new entrepreneurial spirit in the city.
- Steven Yanicke
What is MakeHartford? – It was Hartford, CT’s first makerspace, i.e. community of artists, technologists, and entrepreneurs for hands-on innovation! We were founded in 2013 and served the community for more than 6 years before merging into newer and larger makerspaces that had opened in the state and our region.
What is a makerspace? - It’s a gym for geeks and creative people. Instead of free weights and dumbbells we have 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutter, and a wood/metal shop to build and create in. Like a gym we offer classes and a community of like-minded people who support your endeavors and goals.
We were located at 30 Arbor Street in the North basement corridor with 3 rooms of electronics, computing, crafts, fabrication, and classroom spaces.
Upcoming Classes and Events
MakeHartford is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of Connecticut.