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Meeting Schedules

Fundraising Season (Sept. - Dec.)

Cold Logic members participate in Fundraising activities Tuesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Students will be working on fundraising towards the team's $40,000 goal. They will do this by sending letters and giving presentations to potential sponsors, writing grants, and planning fundraising events.

There is no cost to join the team, and ideally no one will have to pay for hotel, food, or travel at the competitions. As such, each student is responsible for fundraising $1,000 in order to travel with the team.

Click here to view the team's budget

Build Season (Jan. - Feb.)

Cold Logic members build thier competition robot Tuesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm-8:00pm and Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am-4:00pm

Starting with Kick-Off (the first Saturday in January), students will have six short weeks to build a competition-ready robot. During this six weeks they must do all of their construction, wiring, programming, testing, and practicing.

Note: Students are provided lunches during weekend meetings.

Click here to learn more about this year's challenge

Competition Season (Mar. - Apr.)

Team Cold Logic participates in an FRC Competition Tuesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm-8:00pm and Saturdays, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Students will be preparing for competition by scouting the teams we will be competing with, practicing talking to judges, and perfecting their Chairman's presentation.

Once the Build Season ends, robots are to be bagged and tagged and teams must be hands off expect for an allocated thirty pounds that is may be kept outside the bag. Teams are also given six hours the week before a regional/district competition to work on their robots.

Competition Live Streams will be available from this link

Post Season (May - Aug.)

Team Cold Logic members participate in Community Outreach events Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm and Workshops on Fridays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Once the chaos of competition has subsided, students can focus on fun side projects (like building mini-bots and experimenting with new technologies), skill building through workshops, community outreach (such as Robots at the Library), and getting a head-start on fundraising for the coming year.

Note: While students do have a participation requirement, summer meeting attendance is completely optional.

Kick-Off

Typically the first Saturday in January, Kick-Off is the day that every FRC team in the world is given that year's challenge, along with the accompanying rule book. Kick-Off is a mandatory event for Cold Logic members as it is impertinent that all team members understand the games' goal and rules.

Click here to learn more about this year's game!

The Kick-Off Live Stream will be available from this link.

Competitions

Team Cold Logic participates in an FRC Competition Each year, the team is able to participate in two district competitions. In general, our goal is to attend one competition in the Upper Peninsula (either Escanaba or Sault Ste Marie) and one in the Lower Peninsula. If the team does exceptionally well during their fundraising season, they may also participate in a third competition that would not count towards the team's ranking.

If the team does well at their competitions (or wins Chairman's Award) they may advance to the MI State Championship, then the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.

All FIRST Robotics events are Open to the Public and there is No Entrance Fee!

Competition Live Stream are available from this link!

Click here to view all 2018 MI District Competitions

Upcoming Competitions

All-Girls FRC Off-Season Event Hosted by Team Cold Logic - held in Marquette, MI at Marquette Senior High School, October 6th, 2018.

Workshops

Team Cold Logic hosts skill-building workshops Every Friday June through August, Team Cold Logic holds Workshops aimed at skill-building. Subjects range from basic Electronics to Public Speaking to Programming. Each workshop is lead by a team member (usually a student with the help of a mentor) and open to the public. No prior skill-level is required to participate.

Workshops take place at the NMU Jacobetti Complex (2296 Sugar Loaf Ave, Marquette, MI 49855) in room 207 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm every Friday June through August.

Workshops are recorded and can be watched from the team's YouTube Channel.

Workshop planned for 2018

Robots @ The Libraries

Team Cold Logic participates in Robots at the Libraries 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.

Robots at The Library events typically take place on Saturdays in May, after the competition season has ended for all levels.

For team's looking to get in contact with their local library or libraries looking for robotics teams, please feel free to Contact Team Cold Logic any time! We would be happy to help!

R&TL 2018 Events

U.P. Robotics Conference

This conference, hosted by Team Cold Logic and held at Marquette Senior High School, is an event for all FRC (high school) and FTC (middle school) robotics teams in the Upper Peninsula. The goal of this event is to A. Prepare new teams for their rookie year by providing resources and mentoring teams and B. share the wealth of knowledge each team has though workshops and discussion.

All teams and team members are welcome to participate, whether you would like to lead a workshop or just watch.

The 2018 UP Robotics Conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 10th at Marquette Senior High School (1203 W. Fair Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855) from 10am - 2pm. A free lunch as well as other refreshments will be served.