In conjunction with the White House Maker Faire, the president has announced a Day of Making, where communities across America will share and celebrate their involvement in the Maker Movement.
On Twitter, the White House will be using #NationOfMakers (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NationOfMakers&src=typd) and encourage you to use it as well, to share all the amazing work going on around the country and to connect with other Makers like you. There are so many ways to get started.
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking.
• Post photos of a current maker project you are working on or choose a new project to work on and ask a couple of friends or family members to build it with you. You can find fun and creative projects ideas from a variety of websites for Makers such as MAKE.
• Host an open house at your local makerspace or set up a hangout online to connect and share your inventions with Makers across the country.
• Volunteer to be a mentor for someone who is interested in learning a new skill or find a mentor who would be interested in teaching a new skill you’ve been wanting to learn for a while.
• Create a project of your own and then share the plans for your project online through Maker platforms so others can also make, modify, or remix your project.
• Organize a maker roundtable to identify and convene maker thought leaders in your community on expanding Making initiatives, programs, and activities in your neighborhood.
• If you’re an organization or company, encourage your employees to volunteer as an educator and/or mentor to host maker-oriented workshops or classes in your community.
Follow the action online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/makerfaire