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September 1, 2014

More ‘Giraffe Cam’ Than You Can Handle From the White House Maker Faire

Above is the live video stream from the Maker Faire at the White House today. As of 10:55 a.m. it had been showing more than 20 minutes of the Giraffe Cam, which is apparently the point of view of this thing. (If you scroll back to about the 29-minute mark, you can see an interview with the makers, who are from San Diego.)

Not sure what this whole Maker Faire thing is about? You can get a taste from tech/culture site BoingBoing, as well as Make magazine, the center of gravity for the movement.

President Barack Obama set up today’s event with a visit yesterday to a maker zone in Pittsburgh known as TechShop, a chain of eight locations (and counting) where people can build prototypes from plastics, metals, wood, textiles and so on, with the help of high-tech tools and software. Reports said he walked around and checked out various creations, but the White House only posted video of his comments sitting in front of a bunch of tools:

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