President Obama met with several Young Makers today:
I remember meeting one of the makers, Joey Hudy, in the element14 booth at Maker Faire and was impressed with how bright he was.
In addition to his mechanical projects, I'm impressed that has also designed his own electronics kit, an Arduino LED Cube shield, which he sells on his website: http://lookwhatjoeysmaking.blogspot.com/
One of the other makers President Obama met, Ben Hylak, has a very inspiring story as well:
14-year-old Ben Hylak writes about his transformative experience at Maker Faire after battling a life-threatening illness.