July 25: Break out your gaming skills at ROBO-CON

LAPEER, Michigan – Kick up your gaming skills a notch by maneuvering full-size robots on robotics fields at ROBO-CON, slated for 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. July 25 at the Center for Innovation on the Lapeer West campus, 170 Millville Road, Lapeer.

There’s no admission fee for the event, where participants can get a firsthand glimpse at real Michigan State Police Bomb Squad and commercial robots, or challenge student-built bots. Kids can experience hands-on STEM learning with the Michigan Science Center of Detroit’s Traveling Science team, or spend the day with a table full of Snap Circuits.

Wear your geekiest costume for a chance to win a prize. Take selfies with the “Lost in Space” B9 robot and enter drawings to win a Belle Tire gift card or other great prizes. Woodchips BBQ of Lapeer will be selling food on site.

ROBO-CON is hosted by the Chimeras Lapeer Robotics Team 1684, with the support of Cypress Integration Solutions, Lapeer Community Schools, and other local robotics teams. For event updates, see the Chimeras website at FIRST1684.com, the team’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Chimeras-FRC-Team-1684/177786008913133, or bit.ly/Robo-Con.

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