Love it or hate it, the creative sector has not gone unnoticed by the current administration here in the States. In 2013, our ears pricked up when President Obama commented on the commented on 3D printing in the State of the Union address. This year, we eagerly witnessed 16-year-old maker Joey "Marshmallow" Hudy share the most recent presidential creative endeavor: a White House Maker Faire.
You might be wondering, who's this Hudy character? At the 2012 White House Science Fair, he got to show off his completely badass marshmallow launcher to a hands-on Head of State. Obama was so impressed by the then-14-year-old that he turned Hudy's business card catchphrase—"don't be bored, make something"—into his mantra regarding the creative community. Since the science fair, Hudy has taken the title for youngest-ever intern at Intel after impressing CEO Brian Krzanich at another Maker Faire—talk about poster child status.
Check out the video of Hudy and Obama's maiden launch together:
The excitement doesn't stop there for young makers and entrepreneurs. Tom Kalil, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, and Jason Miller, special assistant to the President, discussed the future of young entrepreneurs and makers in a blog post published earlier this week describing the event as "an all-hands-on-deck effort to provide even more students and entrepreneurs access to the tools, spaces and mentors needed to make." Here's the video announcement starring (you guessed it) Hudy:
There aren't many specifics out there as of yet concerning when this will happen, but a statement from MAKE does give us a little hint as to where to start. Get your project on the radar by tweeting photos of your creations with #IMadeThis or sending photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org with descriptions.
Stay tuned to the official White House Make Faire website for updates on the event.
Via Boing Boing