President Barack Obama looks at exhibits on the South Lawn of the White House during the first White House Maker Faire, June 18, 2014. The President talks with Lindsay Lawlor. His creation is a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that “walks” on wheels and is powered by a 12-horsepower hybrid fuel-engine motor. Lindsay designed the Robotic Giraffe to play music, feature innovative lighting displays, and it can hold up to 30 people in its carriage. The electric giraffe is an example of how engineering and design, combined with the arts, can bring science, technology, engineering, and math to a mass audiences. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Sophia is the managing editor of the Make: blog. When she’s not greasing editorial gears, she likes to run, ride, climb, and lift things, and make lo-tech goods like zines, desserts, and altered clothing. @sophiuhcamille

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