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Maker Faire: What can 'maker culture' do for the US economy?

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The White House hosts its first ever Maker Faire, today. A blend of science fairs and county fairs, the administration hopes that by promoting maker culture, it will jump start innovation and promote manufacturing in the creative fields.

Today, the White House hosts its first ever Maker Faire. These events, started in the Bay Area eight years ago, are what you get when you mix science fairs with county fairs.

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Makers — made up of engineers, tinkers, artists, hobbyists, and more — gather to show off their latest inventions, designs, and fun-filled devices. By hosting this event, the White House hopes to jump start innovation and promote manufacturing in the creative fields.  

Mark Allen, founder and executive director of the L.A. non-profit Machine Project, gives Take Two a look into "maker culture," and what bringing it to mainstream attention could do for economy.

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