Marquette Area FIRST Robotic Competition

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

Fundraising Progress

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.

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Each student member is tasked with raising $1,000 through business sponsorship, grants, fundraising events, and individual donations. As well as earning money for the team; students learn skills like how to create a business plan, grant-writing, business relations, and event planning.

Community 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.

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 six 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, as well how many motors can be used and of what type.

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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.

Thank you Sponsors

Cold Logic Sponsors Team Cold Logic would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors and sponsors!

2018-19 Sponsors

Jean & John Montgomery, 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, Northern Michigan University

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, and Pharmacy Phill.