White House Holds First-Ever Maker Faire

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Maker Faire Kansas City takes place June 28-29 at historic Union Station.

President Obama has gotten in on the "making" action.

The White House hosted its first-ever Make Faire on June 18, 2014, a day that the President declared a "National Day of Making."

Students, entrepreneurs, and innovators from across the country gathered to share manufactured projects that ranged from robotics and software to culinary arts and music.

New production tools and widespread technology are breathing new life into manufacturing in the United States, allowing for more people to be entrepreneurs and makers than ever before.

Social media has made way for widespread celebration of the Maker Movement, with the hashtag #NationofMakers, allowing makers to share their projects on Twitter.

The White House event occurred ten days before the start ofKansas City's annual Maker Faire, which will be held June 28-29 at Union Station.