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What are we up to around 826michigan? A lot! From Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair updates to program closures to news and views from our students and volunteers, our blog chronicles it all.

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MondayJanuary 2017

There are few better ways to begin a new year than to say THANKS SO MUCH to those who offer us their invaluable support. To kick off 2017, we want to send out a rousing cheer to the Yelp Foundation for its gift of $3,000 to 826michigan! It’s a gift…

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FridayJanuary 2017

A Jill of all trades with a degree in Psychology from Ohio State University, Ani has jumped into our first semester of programming from the Detroit Robot Factory with outstretched arms and legs, like those slow-motion videos of frogs jumping from tree limb to tree limb. She has worked with students at our Wee-Bots Writing Club at the Redford Library, Boggs School After-School Writing Club, and several field trips at the Detroit Robot Factory (wearing her hard hat of course).

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MondayDecember 2016

Sam, Who Played Football Samere Brown, Age 8 It all began when Sam played football. The football field, it had a field goal, numbers, and a line. Sam was round; he had strawberry jelly inside him. He was not good at football. They stepped on him. The pink jelly came…

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ThursdayDecember 2016

If there was ever someone who embodied the concept of “whistle while you work” it is our December 2016 Volunteer of the Month Eric Anderson. Eric is a robotier, (the esteemed title reserved for our store volunteers), during the Friday evening shift at Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. Not…

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ThursdayDecember 2016

So much of 2016 has been a celebration of the outstanding growth into which 826michigan has expanded—thanks in part to the consistent and enthusiastic support of friends like you. To end this action-packed year, we could think of no better Supporter(s) of the Month to honor than all who pitched…

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SaturdayNovember 2016

Dear William Carlos Williams Fern Murray, Age 8 How dare you! You owe me some new plums! I was gonna eat those with my fruity-looty Froot Loops! And watch funny cat videos! Also, you owe me a new ice box! You slammed it too hard and made a dent! I’m…

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TuesdayNovember 2016

In our ongoing celebration of the release of OMNIBUS VIII, we interviewed one of the student authors published in the anthology. Rasyid Notowidigdo read an excerpt of his story, “A Fragment of Infinity” at the OMNIBUS VIII release. In the following interview, he details the experience of reading to the crowd, discusses…

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WednesdayNovember 2016

The Detroit Robot Factory is finally open—and there are so many incredibly cool partnerships popping up between 826michigan, artists, writers, schools, and organizations across Detroit for the benefit of our students. This time around, students from Detroit’s Boggs School are the first to experience magical rides throughout the Eastern Market on…

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TuesdayNovember 2016

We’ve been talking about it a lot lately, but we’re so thrilled to have finally opened the Detroit Robot Factory!e It’s been eleven years in the making and we are bursting at the seams in anticipation of the many students who will join us soon to craft the next generation…

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TuesdayNovember 2016

Every literary organization and periodical has a style guide that they use to make grammar and editorial decisions. For instance, here at 826michigan, our style guide is the Chicago Manual of Style, which we all feel very loyal to. However, for this month, we are going to temporarily declare our…

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Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255