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June 23, 2015 AT 5:00 am

What Is a Maker Faire, Exactly? #makereducation

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Last week, in honor of the White House’s Week of Making, SmithsonianMag posted a short breakdown on the recent history of the Maker Faire.

“Our parents and our grandparents created the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class not by buying stuff, but by building stuff,” he said at the event. “New tools and technologies are making the building of things easier than ever. Across our country, ordinary Americans are inventing incredible things, and then they’re able to bring them to these fairs. And you never know where this kind of enthusiasm and creativity and innovation could lead.”

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