It turns out the president wants you to build “that” after all. Inspired by Joey Hudy’s marshmallow cannon at the 2012 White House Science Fair, the Obama administration has announced the first-ever White House Maker Faire.
Introducing the 1st-ever White House Maker Faire, brought to you by @Joey_Hudy and his marshmallow cannon: http://t.co/iMKBRjWt2V #IMadeThis
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 3, 2014
According to the White House, the Maker Faire will be “an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers like Joey and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things.”
Really? @WhiteHouse . But @Joey_Hudy didn't make it by himself according to @BarackObama http://t.co/4RrpsiZsof
— robert michaels (@rmsgeek) February 3, 2014
@WhiteHouse unlike @BarackObama, @Joey_Hudy built that. #IBuiltThat
— changehopeless (@ChangeHopeless) February 3, 2014
In a stunning reversal, President Obama actually wants students and entrepreneurs to take credit for building something themselves. Makers are invited to submit photos and videos of their creations to the White House, accompanied by the #IMadeThis hashtag, like this:
Let me come to the White House maker fair check me out #IMadeThis post-it pen support sculpture pic.twitter.com/5ZW8RwCpmz
— Pablo Gnecco (@yopablo) February 4, 2014
Um, OK. At least it’s not a weapon like the marshmallow cannon.
.@WhiteHouse You awarded a gunmaker?
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 3, 2014
@WhiteHouse @Joey_Hudy I'm surprised they allowed you to bring that obviously assault style weapon into the WH.
— W Kent Wiggins (@WKentWiggins) February 3, 2014
@WhiteHouse better arrest him for that weapon, can't believe they let that cannon in the white wash house!!!
— Nathaniel (@Djsegue) February 3, 2014
@WhiteHouse @Joey_Hudy Turns out a marshmallow cannon is the peak of the entire Obama presidency
— Rufus Kings (@RufusKings1776) February 3, 2014
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