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290 Pratt ST (2nd FL)


The NESIT mission is to foster collaborative learning in science and technology.

We do this by:

* Providing members a place to explore technical and creative projects.
* Hosting frequent, high quality and technical public workshops
* Teaching computer basics to the general public via free computer clinics
* Building a community of makers and hackers that thrive on sharing their knowledge.

Our Story

NESIT was founded in early 2010 by a group five friends who were looking to build out a physical workspace where we could create things (like a linux wet bar), experiment with HAM radio & network equipment, share and build knowledge in information security, participate in community charitable work and have a fun place to hang out.

We witnessed the explosion of the hackerspace movement first-hand at HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth), by following the work of the Chaos Computer Club, and by talking with and watching the lectures of Mitch Altman. So we decided that we would use hackerspace model design patterns (specifically those of our friends at Noisebridge & Alpha One Labs ) to build and govern our organization. By early June we finalized our incorporation and by July had located a large industrial space which was within our means and central to everyone.

Currently we have 25 members, hundreds of supporters and a massive workshop in which we’re able to further our mission. We run activities of some type at least three days per week, and have seen steady growth in membership since day one.

None of this would be possible without the generous donations we’ve received and the supreme dedication of our officers, board, and members. We welcome all to visit us during our open ours so we can show you first hand what we are about!

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Located in Meriden, CT

Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Open House

    2 Makers & Hackers

    Come join us at our open house night.  Open to the public, come see what we're all about.  We're here every Monday & Wednesday evening from 7 pm till ???

  • April 19 · 7:00 PM

    Introduction to Chainmail

    8 Makers & Hackers | 5.00

    A class on the fabrication and assembly of chainmail on Monday, April 17 and again Wednesday, April 19th starting at 7 PM. This class will teach the construction of... Learn more

  • April 17 · 7:00 PM

    Introduction to Chainmail

    4 Makers & Hackers

    A class on the fabrication and assembly of chainmail on Monday, April 17 and again Wednesday, April 19th starting at 7 PM. This class will teach the construction of... Learn more

  • April 12 · 7:00 PM

    Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

    2 Makers & Hackers

    For anyone considering a career in Mechanical Engineering. Class is Free. Focus: How does a Wind Turbine Work? What college classes does a student typically take to get... Learn more

  • April 6 · 7:30 PM

    Monthly Board Meeting

    3 Makers & Hackers

    Monthly board meeting - transparent and open to all. We go over our monthly finances , current and new projects, and general events at the space.

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What's new

  • Gary Krancher founded NESIT Makerspace

    on August 14


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