Marquette Area FIRST Robotic Competition
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.
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.
Click Here to See a Detailed Budget
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.
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.
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
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.
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.