Hello and welcome to the online home of the Marquette-Area
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, and
North Star Academy
Cold Logic competes in the FIRST
Robotics Competition (FRC) along with 52,000+ other teams from around the world.
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.
There is no registration cost to join Team Cold Logic and it is the team's goal that
all students and mentors are able to travel to each competition with little to no cost
to them personally. As such, fundraising is a huge part of our year!
Our fundraising goal for the 2018-19 school year is $40,000. This will cover the cost of
the team's registration, robot parts, tools, personal protection equipment, travel, etc.
A complete outline of the team's budget can be found
Students raise funds by writing and submitting grants, fostering relationships with
donors and sponsors, and by holding fundraising events (such as concessions, sales, etc.).
Each student is responsible for raising at least $1,000 as part of their participation
Giving back to the community is what FIRST is all about! Volunteering at community functions,
making public appearances, and fostering
interest within our community. These events allow the team to create public
relations, thank our supporters, as well as meet potential sponsors and team members.
Current Outreach Projects:
•Robots @ the Libraries
is an international event started by Team Cold Logic. Essentially, robotics teams k-12 give
a robot demonstration at their local libraries to help kick-off the summer reading program.
This year our team has already participated at Peter White Public Library on May 12th and the
Forsyth Twp Public Library in Gwinn. Both events were live streamed and available from
The Mining Journal article covering the Marquette event is available here.
To round off this year's R@TL events, the team plans on heading to Evelyn Goldberg Briggs
Memorial Library in Iron River. A date has not yet been finalized for this visit.
will be held every Friday June 15th - August 24th. These workshops will be open to the public. Cold
Logic students and mentors will be teaching skills; everything from CAD design to Arduino and robot
programming to simple machines to first aid and tool safety.
For a list of this summer's workshops,
Workshops will be live streamed and available from
Every year on the first Saturday in January, FIRST issues a robot-building challenge.
Teams then have only six short weeks to design, build, code, and test a competition-ready
The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition challenge, FIRST Power Up, has two alliances of three robots
(and three teams) competing to gain control of teeter-totter-like structures (called Switches and
The Scale). To tilt the teeter-totters towards their alliances' color, robots must stack
milk crates (called Power Cubes).
This year's robot, Eugine, is equipped with a simple claw to grab cubes as well
as a tilting linear slide arm that allow him to extend up to 6ft to place cubes on the
switches and the scale. He also features encoders which keep him from extented past the
alloted frame perimeter during a match.
FRC competitions are held at the District/Regional, State, and International levels. To
advance, teams must either earn enough qualification points or win the Chairman's award.
At district events, there are typically 40 teams competing. The MI State Championship hosts
While Eugine's preformace at our district competitions in Escanaba and Livonia was
a bit shabby, student's reported not only that they had imense amounts of fun but also
that it was a real learning experience. Their winning attitudes reflected this, and the
team came home from Escanaba with a Gracious Professionalism Award.
Team Cold Logic would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors and
Eagle Mine, Davis & Barbara Kellogg, Deborah Gershenson, Christine & Samiel Simonetta,
and Betsy Starling.
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.