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Marquette Area FIRST Robotics

Hello and welcome to the online home of the Marquette-Area FIRST Robotics Teams. This is the homepage of the high school-level FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team, 3617 Cold Logic. Our team serves students from the Marquette Area Public Schools, Marquette Home Schools, North Star Academy, and Gwinn Community Schools.

Cold Logic competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) along with 52,000+ other teams from around the world. FIRST, our parent foundation, issues a robot-building challenge each year.

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 our community. It is expected that students celebrate diversity, especially when it comes to point of view.

2017-18 Fundraising Progress

This year, the students of Team Cold Logic have written and sent over 300 letters to local businesses and potential sponsors. While replies have been slowly trickling in, the majority of this year's fundraising has come from these donations. Unfortunately, the team did miss out on the most of this year's grants due to deadlines, however they have already begun preparing and writing grants for next season.

One contributor to the lull in fundraising is the competition between the multiple robotics teams in the area. Businesses will often only donate to the team that contacts them first, wether that be high school or middle school. A plan is currently in the works to alleviate this competition through a shared fund for all teams in the area.

Game Summary & Robot Build Progress

The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition game, FIRST Power Up, is a retro, arcade-style video game themed challenge. It is played on a roughly basketball court-sized field with two alliances made up of three different teams, each with their own robot.

In FIRST Power Up, robots must transport 'Power Cubes' (which are 13"x13"x11" milk crates) onto structures called Switches and Scales. 'Switches' are teeter-totter-like platforms located on either side of the playing field. 'Scales' are similar to Switches, but raised 5' when not weighted by Power Cubes. There is also a climbing rung located on either side of the Scale that robots will climb during the last 30 seconds of the match.

Due to the low variance in this game's tasks, the students of Team Cold Logic have determined that they can build a robot capable of picking up Power Cubes from the floor, placing Power Cubes on both the Switches and Scale, and climbing the rung.

The robot will be long and slim (32"x16" chassis) to allow space for other robots while climbing (the rung is only 13" wide). It will use a liner slide arm on a tilting platform with roughly 120° of movement. On the end of the arm will be a claw that will be used to pick up the Power Cubes and a hook for grabbing onto the rung for climbing. When climbing, the robot will be parallel to the wall.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Team Cold Logic would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors and sponsors! Below is a list of our 2017-18 Sponsors:

Northern Michigan University, Jean & John Montgomery, Marquette Senior High School, Bill & Jessica Donnell, Marquette Breakfast Rotary, Kiwais 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, 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.