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.
— 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.”
— robert michaels (@rmsgeek) February 3, 2014
— 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:
— 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
— 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
— Rufus Kings (@RufusKings1776) February 3, 2014