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6/21/2014
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Elena Malykhina
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White House Maker Faire: 10 Cool Inventions

More than 100 exhibitors of all ages gathered at the White House to show off their inventions. Check out some of the intriguing innovations.
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Engineering comes to lifeA 17-foot-tall, 2,200-pound robotic giraffe dominated the South Lawn at the White House during the Maker Faire. The electro-mechanical animal is a creation of California's Lindsay Lawlor, who equipped it with music and lighting displays and designed it carry up to 30 people. The robotic giraffe, which 'walks' on wheels, is Lawlor's way of teaching others how engineering, design, science, and technology can be combined in a unique way.
Image source: White House

Engineering comes to life
A 17-foot-tall, 2,200-pound robotic giraffe dominated the South Lawn at the White House during the Maker Faire. The electro-mechanical animal is a creation of California's Lindsay Lawlor, who equipped it with music and lighting displays and designed it carry up to 30 people. The robotic giraffe, which "walks" on wheels, is Lawlor's way of teaching others how engineering, design, science, and technology can be combined in a unique way.

Image source: White House

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Charge by walking
Love the idea of charging your phone while you walk. Can't get much easier or convenient than that.
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