Marquette Area FIRST Robotic Competition

Cold Logic Team Picture Hello and welcome to the homepage of the Marquette-area FIRST Robotics Competition teams #3617 Cold Logic and #7826 Colder Logic. Our teams encompass high school students from the Marquette Area Public Schools, North Star Academy, and Marquette Home Schools.

Team Cold Logic competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition alongside over 3,600 teams from around the globe!

It is our greatest goal that students who are a part of Team Cold Logic gain confidence in themselves, their skills, and their ability to learn from failure. We aim for students to create lasting friendships and networks not only on their own team, but with members of other teams, as well as members of our community.

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Cold Logic Fundraising Every year, Team Cold Logic aims to raise funds to cover the cost of competition registration, parts for the robot, upgrading and replacing old tools, and lastly hotel and food for students during the competition weekends.

Each student member is tasked with raising funds through business sponsorship, grants, and fundraising events. As well as earning money for the team to compete; students learn skills like how to create a business plan, grant-writing, business relations, and event planning.

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Community Outreach

Cold Logic Outreach Giving back to the community is what F.I.R.S.T. is all about!

Volunteering at community functions, making public appearances, and fostering S.T.E.A.M. interest throughout the community. These projects and events allow our team to create public relations and thank our supporters.

Robots at the Libraries

Robots at the libraries R@TL is an international event started by Cold Logic where robotics teams visit their local libraries to help kick-off the summer reading programming through robot demos and presentations.

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Vet's Home Demos

Vet's Home Demos Each month Cold Logic partners with the middle school robotics teams - the Robogators from North Star Academy and the Robotic Narhwals from Bothwell Middle School - to do robot demonstrations for the veterans at DJ Jacobetti Home for Vets. This serves not only as an excellent public speaking opportunity for the students, but also as a way to connect with the veterans.

UP Robotics Conference

UP Robotics Conference Cold Logic hosts a free, yearly skill-building and networking conference for all robotics teams K-12 in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan. The goal of this conference is to better prepare teams for their upcoming seasons, as well as share ideas and resources between teams.

Click here to learn more about the UPRC Like UPRC on Facebook

Summer Workshops

Cold Logic Summer Workshops Every summer, Cold Logic hosts a series of skill-building workshops open to the public. Topics include good wiring practices, introductory programming, public speaking, 3D modeling, and more. These workshops are typically lead by students to demonstrate what they have learned from the past build season, and to share their knowledge to new team members. Click here to learn more.

Mentoring & Volunteering

Cold Logic Outreach In 2018, Cold Logic students logged over 400 volunteer hours with local FTC (middle school) and FLL (elementary school) teams. Our students are highly encourage to help out as young mentors for those teams in our area. We also provide support for our fellow FRC (high school) teams by hosting a chassis build after our local Kick-Off, sharing our build space and resources, as well as car-pooling and helping to set up competitions.

Robot Build

Cold Logic Build Season Every year, FIRST Robotics Competition teams are tasked with creating a robot that completes a certain set of tasks. These tasks can include everything from playing basketball to moving and stating crates.

Starting the first Saturday in January (Kick-Off), teams have only a few short weeks to design, prototype, build, program, test, and practice with their robot before heading off to competition.

Along with the Game Challenge, FIRST lays out rules for robot building. This usually constraints the size and weight of your robot, and outlines safety measures for motors, wiring, and pneumatics.

Click Here to Learn More About the Current Challenge


FRC teams compete at the District / Regional, State, and World levels. At the District level, 40 teams compete both with and against each-other in over 100 matches during the course of a weekend. Matches are comprised of two randomly selected alliance with three teams each.

Students will not only be competing with their robots on the field, but must also be able to explain the design and functions of their robot to judges. Teams are awarded based on the design of their robot, how well they do in the competition, their safety program, their business plan, and more.

Click here to learn more about this year's challenge

Thank you Sponsors

Cold Logic Sponsors Team Cold Logic would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors and sponsors! Your contributions not only help sustain our team, but also allow us to offer more STEAM education opportunities in our community.

Interested in becoming a sponsors? Click here to learn more!

2019-20 Sponsors

Northern Michigan University, Best Buy Community Foundation, Marquette Breakfast Rotary, Marquette County Community Foundation, Exchange Club of Marquette, American Legion Auxiliary Richard M. Jopling Unit 44, Rotary Club of Marquette, Sands Speedway 50/50, Moosewood Nature Center - Haunted Bogwalk, Queen City Running Co.

Best Buy Logo Marquette County Community Foundation Logo Eagle Mine Logo Marquette Automotive Logo Marquette Builders Exchange Logo Marquette Area Public Schools Logo
IBEW Local Union 906 Logo Kiwanis Club Logo Exchange Club Logo Rotary International Logo Lions Club Logo City of Marquette Logo Northern Michigan University Logo
2018-19 Sponsors

Northern Michigan University, Eagle Mine, Betsy K. Starling, David & Barbara Kellogg, Deborah Gershenson, Christine & Samuel Simonetta, Carolyn L. Myers, Marquette Automotive, Constance G. Arnold, Gwinn Lions Club, Cowell & LaPointe CPA PC, Superior Collision, LaFayette Collision Center, Discover Sawyer Family Fun Days, Rotary Club of Marquette, Lutey's Heritage Motors, Goodwin's Auto Repair, CADVR-America's Central Adventure Rider's Rally, J.M. Longyear, Kiwanis Club, Susan M. Graves, Larry & Emily Lewis, John & Elizabeth Jameson, Cassleman & Henderson PC General Accounting, Surgical Associate of Marquette PC, Border Grill, UP Catholic Credit Union, Pearson Family, Katherine & Eric Rose, Tucker & Jim Tremble, Wallace and Carrie Pearson, John Jameson, IBEW local 906, Jane Morse, Riverside auto, Econo Foods, Super One, Haunted Hayride, Moosewood Nature Center, Advanced Mobile Accessories, Janis Knight, Checker Transport, UP Builders Association

2017-18 Sponsors

Northern Michigan University, Jean & John Montgomery, Marquette Senior High School, Bill & Jessica Donnell, Marquette Breakfast Rotary, Kiwanis Club of Marquette, Marquette Builders Exchange, Exchange Club of Marquette, Econo Foods, Closner Construction & Sales Inc., Sally Davis & Dave Campana, IBEW Local Union 906, Advance Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Michael G. Nidiffer MD, Superior Dental Care, Robert & Meredith Kulisheck, Swick Home Services, Younkers, Moosewood Nature Center (Haunted Bog Walk), Mandel Electric, Hong Kong Buffet, B&G Heating and Plumbing Inc., Alpha Omega Dental Center, 906 Technologies, John & Elizabeth Jameson, James & Elizabeth Trimble, Lutey's Heritage Motors, UP Catholic Credit Union, Border Grill, James & Donna Peterson, Bingham Boatworks, Pharmacy Phill

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