How to make more ‘makers’ – and why it matters

Ever wonder how you could get the future artists, scientists, and mathematicians together at the same event?  MakerFaire is just that.  AND this little clip could also serve as one more marketing piece for the importance of what we’ve known for a long time: creative thinking is essential in all domains. [EF]

Joey Hudy, a young “maker” from Phoenix went to the White House this week to show off his project, the “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon.” When President Obama saw it, he told Joey: “Let’s try it.” Joey set up the air cannon, which uses a bicycle pump to build up air pressure, and put a marshmallow down the barrel. When he pressed the trigger, a single marshmallow was shot out across the room to the delight of everyone, but especially the president…

…Joey first came to Maker Faire – an event for “makers,” or people who make things with their hands – last year in the Bay Area and he brought the Extreme Marshmallow Cannon with him.

FULL ARTICLE: How to make more ‘makers’ – and why it matters

POST SOURCE: What’s Next – CNN

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One thought on “How to make more ‘makers’ – and why it matters

  1. Jason Preater

    Nice blog. I’m enjoying it!

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