White House to Host a Maker Faire Later This Year

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The maker movement is officially coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On Tuesday, as CNET reported first, the White House announced its first-ever official Maker Faire, bringing a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math, not to mention the ground zero of the do-it-yourself world, to the home of the leader of the free world. In 2012, President Obama was inspired by a visit to the White House’s East Room by then 16-year-old Joey Hudy, who wowed him by firing off a marshmallow cannon. The kid, known now as Joey “Marshmallow” Hudy, then handed the president a business card that read, “Don’t be bored, make something.” Those paying attention to last week’s State of the Union address may have noticed Hudy sitting in First Lady Michelle Obama’s box – as clear a statement as any that the White House is behind the ideals of the maker movement.

Read the full story at CNET.

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