Robots for writing

. May 24, 2012.

Calling all robot enthusiasts! 826michigan, the nonprofit Ann Arbor writing and tutoring center, is hosting its 2nd annual Robot Art Fair. This unique twist on a classic art fair will include robot-themed art, along with indoor robot art activities for robot enthusiasts of all ages. The event will also feature Cre Fuller’s famous robot lamps and local t-shirt company International Robot. Visitors to the fair can have the unique experience of seeing the Spider, a robot capable of putting gears together and more that will be featured in the upcoming Spiderman movie. 826michigan is located inside the Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair and all proceeds benefit 826michigan’s free creative writing programs for kids ages 6-18. Free. July 20-23. 12-6pm. Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair, downtown Ann Arbor. 734-761-3463. www.826michigan.com.

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