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September 3, 2015

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

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7m4oPFD1XA

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:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r72yE6S_8T8

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