What we're about

MakeHartford is a group promoting maker space, maker culture, and maker economic development in the greater Hartford Area. The group was just an idea in 2012 and opened as a 501(c)3 makerspace in January 2014. In December of 2019 we merged into MakerspaceCT and other makerspaces in the state to best support our members and the larger maker community.

What is a Makerspace? - MakerSpaces (http://thegeekgroup.org/2013/09/12/anna-do-at-the-geek-group/) are community centers with tools and people to help you use them. The concept started in the late 1990's and there are now thousands of them around the country and the world. We started as just an idea in 2012 and opened in 2014. It took awhile, but we now we have space, tools, members and are growing rapidly.

Where was MakeHartford located? - We were located at 30 Arbor Street in the North basement corridor with 3 rooms of electronics, computing, crafts, fabrication, and classroom spaces.

Will this group continue to host events? - Yes. The mission of MakeHartford will continue without a physical location by supporting the statewide network of makerspaces and maker events.

Where can I get more information?
Please visit our website at: http://www.MakeHartford.com

A letter from our founder:
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
MakeHartford Founder and President

Upcoming events (5)

Hackster.io Hardware Meetup

MakerspaceCT

The Hackster.io Hardware group generally meets on the THIRD Wednesday of each month. Because MakeHartford closed at the end of December 2019, a new venue is needed. If you can host, please let the organizer know.

Hackster.io Hardware Meetup

MakerspaceCT

The Hackster.io Hardware group generally meets on the THIRD Wednesday of each month. Because MakeHartford closed at the end of December 2019, a new venue is needed. If you can host, please let the organizer know.

Hackster.io Hardware Meetup

MakerspaceCT

The Hackster.io Hardware group generally meets on the THIRD Wednesday of each month. Because MakeHartford closed at the end of December 2019, a new venue is needed. If you can host, please let the organizer know.

Hackster.io Hardware Meetup

MakerspaceCT

The Hackster.io Hardware group generally meets on the THIRD Wednesday of each month. Because MakeHartford closed at the end of December 2019, a new venue is needed. If you can host, please let the organizer know.

Past events (1,112)

Hackster.io Hardware Meetup

MakerspaceCT

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