The Maker Group is a network of Donald Danforth Plant Science Center individuals that explore all parts of the “maker” world. The Danforth Center and 39 North STL is a place for innovation and startups, some of which began right here as a part of the Danforth Maker Group. Past projects have been diverse, from developing low-cost electronic and robotic based research instruments to first time DIY kits - spanning all types of different uses. The Maker Group aspires to be a collaborative group of curious minds, whether its participants have a specific project planned or just want to learn what the “maker movement” is all about. Please explore the Danforth Center “maker movement” on our Maker Group website, where you’ll find everything from upcoming Maker events, tutorials, outreach initiatives, information on past projects, and blog posts from Danforth innovators. The website also provides sources for two of the most common comments/questions about The Maker Group:
1. “I want to join, but I can’t think of a project.”
2. “I have some ideas, but where do I even start?”
The Danforth Center has its own collaborative working environment, the Maker Shop. This space includes equipment for Maker use, like Raspberry Pis, electrical components, and soldering material. However, please be patient while we update the room, and we will notify the Center when its reconstruction is complete. In the meantime, please contact the Maker Group via email if you are interested in becoming a member. By entering the Danforth Center for this Event, you acknowledge that you are providing your consent to be photographed, filmed and otherwise have your likeness or voice recorded for use by the Danforth Center in any and all media materials, including websites and in other marketing or educational materials, in perpetuity. You further understand that, by your entrance to the Event today, all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to consent to the foregoing, please do not enter the Danforth Center for this Event.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
With the help of a Raspberry Pi computer, Leonardo Chavez taught himself how to code. These new coding skills enabled him to secure a position as a Phenotyping Technician at the Danforth Center, where he continues to collaborate with fellow team members and scientists to build equipment using low-cost hardware using Raspberry Pi computers.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
The free interactive event offered hands-on STEM activities for all ages
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Join us on Jan. 27 for the St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam