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.

Record crowd explore scientific innovation and robotics at the St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam

Thursday, February 01, 2018
The free interactive event offered hands-on STEM activities for all ages 

STEM and St. Louis collide in upcoming Free event

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Join us on Jan. 27 for the St. Louis Raspberry Pi Jam


Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Discover the features of the new growth chambers


Maker Website

The Maker Group 
Danforth Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132