Maker Faire @ White House

Jun 20, 2014, 12:18 PM IST
Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that
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Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels.

Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that
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Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels.

Barack Obama reaches out to pet a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that
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Barack Obama reaches out to pet a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels and is powered by a 12-horsepower hybrid fuel-engine motor.

Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, following a meeting with students, entrepreneurs and inventors.
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Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, following a meeting with students, entrepreneurs and inventors.

Barack Obama holds up cell phone that is plugged into a
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Barack Obama holds up cell phone that is plugged into a "soofa" a solar powered bench, that Sandra Richter of Cambridge.

Barack Obama is shown a a cargo bike with a mobile solar charging station by Makeda Stephenson.
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Barack Obama is shown a a cargo bike with a mobile solar charging station by Makeda Stephenson.

Barack Obama is shown a a cargo bike with a mobile solar charging station by Makeda Stephenson.
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Barack Obama is shown a a cargo bike with a mobile solar charging station by Makeda Stephenson.

Barack Obama talks with Neil Gershenfeld, center, Director, Center for Bits and Atoms, from Boston, as Makeda Stephenson, left, and Nadya Peek, right.
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Barack Obama talks with Neil Gershenfeld, center, Director, Center for Bits and Atoms, from Boston, as Makeda Stephenson, left, and Nadya Peek, right.

Barack Obama shakes hands with Simon Hauger, right, Principle at Workshop school in Philadelphia.
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Barack Obama shakes hands with Simon Hauger, right, Principle at Workshop school in Philadelphia.

Barack Obama smiles as he meets with Eymund Diegel, center, from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sara Wylie, from Boston.
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Barack Obama smiles as he meets with Eymund Diegel, center, from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sara Wylie, from Boston.

Tools designed by Indian-Americans have been highlighted at the White House's first ever Maker Faire hosted by President Barack Obama.
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Tools designed by Indian-Americans have been highlighted at the White House's first ever Maker Faire hosted by President Barack Obama.