Among the many Boing Boing friends participating, Tara Brown, of the family-friendly LA Makerspace, and our friends at Makerbot, who produced the 3D representation of the White House below.
3D printing firm MakerBot participated in the #NationofMakers and Day of Making in conjunction with the White House Maker Faire. This 3D printed model of the White House was created and 3D printed by the MakerBot Studio in-house design team.
Today's event is part of the Obama administration's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
“Through the generations, American inventors have lit our homes, propelled humanity into the skies, and helped people across the planet connect at the click of a button. American manufacturers have never stopped chasing the next big breakthrough,” he said in a proclamation establishing June 18 as a National Day of Making, that he said would serve to “celebrate and carry forward this proud tradition.”
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
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