Distributed Hacker Maker Network Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization which manages the Appleton Makerspace facility and related offsite and online activities.

Donations to AppletonMakerspace / DHMN may be tax deductible for you. Receipts are available for donations on request. Monetary donations are always welcome and are used to maintain the physical facilities and cover other operating expenses. They may also be used for purchases of additional services, equipment, and materials for the organization at the discretion of the board.

Donate Online

You may donate via Paypal

This should provide you with an emailed receipt that you can use for tax purposes, but if you have any trouble email

Cash / Check

Cash donations can be made in person to an officer or in the red donation bucket in the main area of the makerspace. To mail a donation or to receive a receipt for tax purposes email

Physical Donations

First, please do not leave anything at the space that isn’t on this list, or approved explicitly by an officer.  We get a lot of anonymous donations that we then have to spend time throwing away.

The Makerspace is looking for specific types of items as donations for project materials or tools. If you have an item you think we might be able to use, but it’s not on this list, please come by on Thursday night with it, or contact us with details about the item to see if we would find a use for it.

Again, donating these items may give you a tax deduction. You may email for more information.

Please see the bottom of this list for things we get offered often, but can’t easily make use of.


  • NO Doors
  • NO Countertops
  • NO Tables
  • NO Chairs
  • Shopbot/ X-Carve/Ox
  • Router Table
  • Table Saw
  • SawStop Cabinet Table saw
  • Full sized, or nearly full sized Individual pieces of Lumber and Plywood without nails or screws, and not assembled in any way
  • New nails and screws of all types
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Glue
  • Drill Bits
  • Router Bits
  • Sharp Circular/Table Saw Blades: 7, 10, and 12 inch.
  • Band Saw Blades (Length TBD, please ask)
  • Drum Sander
  • Belt Sander
  • Large Air Compressor
  • Large Dust Collector
  • Thickness Planer
  • Scroll Saw
  • Ear and Eye Protection
  • Dust Masks


  • Small CNC Mill
  • Plasma Torch
  • Metal Lathe
  • Tool Sharpening Station
  • Large CNC Mill
  • Manual Mill
  • Steel, Aluminum, Brass, tubes, rods, blocks, (raw material, not assembled into anything)
  • Welding and Grinding filtration system
  • Sandblasting station and tools
  • Weld rod
  • Tungsten for TIG welder
  • End Mills
  • Table Vise

Computer Lab

  • NO Old Monitors
  • NO Desktop or Tower Computers
  • NO Office Chairs or Desks
  • 24-Port Managed Gigabit Switch
  • LAPTOP Computers 5 years old or newer
  • Large, consistent set of tables & chairs
  • Software Licenses for educational use
  • CLEAN USB Keyboards and Mice
  • 22″ (or bigger) 1080p DVI or HDMI LED Monitors
  • HDMI 1080p Projector

Fiber & Arts

  • Paper
  • Rulers
  • Triangles
  • Scissors
  • Small drawing boards


  • Arduinos
  • Fluke Multimeters (287 or 87-V or 117 & 8846A or 8845A or 8808A)
  • B&K Precision 1670A DC Power Supply
  • Rigol DS1052E Digital Oscilloscopes
  • B&K Precision DC Electronic Load Tester
  • Solder Fume Extractor
  • Raspberry Pis
  • Solder station ventilation
  • PCB Etching system
  • Pick and Place system
  • Servos and Stepper Motors
  • Sensors of any type
  • Working LCD panels
  • Wire (10-24 ga)
  • Connectors
  • Storage bins (small clear plastic bins)

Gadgetry & Misc

  • Locking filing cabinet with key
  • Paper Towel Holder (to mount to walls)
  • Blue paper shop towels
  • 409 or other spray cleaners
  • Systems for Organizing Small Parts
  • Shelving
  • Electric Motors of all sizes and types
  • Fans and Blowers
  • Springs
  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Clean Food Grade Buckets
  • Propane
  • Nuts and Bolts and other Fasteners

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