Electrical stuffWe always need building materials. We want one-of-kind items and boxes or pallets of goodies. View the list below for ideas. If you have something that is really cool but not on the list contact us at 612-824-4394 or info@leonardosbasement.org. Send a photo!

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS AT THE WORKSHOP.

Printable List of Building Materials and Tools Needed

Hardware

Ball bearings
Sandpaper
Mousetraps
Latches
Washers
Hinges and hooks
Springs
Knobs
Pulley sheaves
Gearboxes
Sprockets and chains
Wheels
Copper and plastic pipe
Fittings

Lumber

*NO particle board or MDF
Clean softwoods (pine, poplar, basswood, etc.)
Wooden dowels
Balsa wood
Clean plywood (1/2 sheets or larger)

Medical Supplies

Eyedroppers
Plastic syringes
Large elastic and rubber bands
Medical equipment and consumable supplies 

Electrical and Electronic Goodies

*NO computers, monitors or television sets
Buzzers and bells
Holiday lights
Switches
Small motors (1.5-12 volt)
Soldering guns and solder
Meters and testers
Printers and Scanners
VCR & DVD players

Science Stuff

Magnets
Magnifying glasses
Science kits
Scales and balances
Science experiment books
Laboratory equipment
Lenses and prisms

Tools

Hand tools
Rivet guns and rivets
Clamps

Fabric and Notions

* NO polyester or solid cotton colors
Fur, leather, suede, lace, animal prints
Spools
Velcro
Ribbon
Elastic
Yarn (wool only)
Knitting needles

Household items

Trophies
Tennis balls
Plastic mirrors
Ceramic tile (brightly-colored only)
Eggbeaters
Strainers
Funnels
Chopsticks and skewers
String, twine, rope

Toys

Construction toys (LEGO, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Fischertechniks and Capsela)
R/C vehicles
Stuffed animals
Board games with plastic pieces
Ping pong balls
Plastic propellers

Art Supplies

Costume jewelry, beads and chains
Foam core (clean, minimum 12″x12″)
Stickers and labels
Balloons
Templates and stencils
Corks
Marbles
Hot glue guns and glue sticks
Paintbrushes
Paint (latex, acrylic, Tempera and watercolor)

 

 

Leonardo’s Basement
150 West 60th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612-824-4394

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