President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire

Yesterday President Barack Obama hosted the first ever Maker Faire at the White House (see previous post). The event featured more than 30 DIY inventions, including a robotic giraffe and a low-cost newborn incubator. The President announced several initiatives during the event intended to help support and educate American makers. He also named July 18th a National Day of Making.

“Our parents and our grandparents created the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class not by buying stuff, but by building stuff — by making stuff, by tinkering and inventing and building; by making and selling things first in a growing national market and then in an international market — stuff “Made in America.” — President Barack Obama

President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire

President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire

photos by Pete Souza

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