Inventors give the White House a Maker-over

The first White House Maker Faire draws inventors of all ages

By Bethany Brookshire, 17:55 PM June 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I have to ask: What on Earth have you done to my house?” A smiling President Barack Obama was referring to the White House, which on June 18 hosted its first Maker Faire. “There’s a robotic giraffe. There’s a giant red weather balloon in the Rose Garden. There’s a paper-crafted dinosaur head in the hallway. Over here is a 3-D-printed sculpture of my State of the Union Address!” The president stood next to a series of spikes representing the voiceprint of his speech. Clearl...

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