Announcing the First-Ever White House Maker Faire

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Announcing the First-Ever White House Maker Faire

Feb 4, 2014

FROM MARSHMALLOWS TO MAKER FAIRES: Maker Faires are going political. How? The White House just announced the first-ever White House Maker Faire.A few months ago, the White House released a video of President Obama geeking out over a student's marshmallow projectile launcher. Turns out that project really garnered some attention--following the demo, 16-year-old designer Joey Huddy (now nicknamed "Joey Marshmallow") handed the prez a card that read, "Don’t be bored, make something.” Obama took note, and as a result, the White House will launch an "all-hands-on-deck effort to provide even more students and entrepreneurs access to the tools, spaces, and mentors needed to Make." Interested in getting more info, or sharing your Maker creations? Email your thoughts, questions, or creations to, or read more in the White House's official announcement.

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