We <3 Robotics!

Welcome to FIRST Team 3038 ICE's website! Here you will find everything you need to know about our team. We created this site as a resource for team members to use and as a window for our community to look through and see what we really are all about. As Professor Woody Flowers once said, "Societies get the best of what they celebrate." We are just showing everyone what there is to celebrate.
 Recent News
  • State Fair !
    August 29th 2014 our team will be at the Education Bldg. showing the public a brief version of  2014 game challenge.

    Update: We placed 3rd and got a ribbon! 

    Posted Aug 24, 2014, 5:09 PM by I.C.E. 3038
  • The Game!!

    The Game AERIAL ASSIST !

    AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three Robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a lighting truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a 2 minute and 30 second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their alliance receives.

    The match begins with one 10-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of f driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to score it in a goal. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Additionally, each high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points.

    For the rest of the match, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. Once all balls in autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single ball as many times as possible for the remainder of the match. With the single ball, they try to maximize their points earned by throwing balls over the truss, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring in the high and low goals on the far side of the field.

    Alliances receive large bonuses for “assists,” which are earned for each robot that has possession of the ball in a zone as the ball moves down the field.”

    (For More information on how the game is played see the rest of the manual on the FRC website at http://frc-manual.usfirst.org/viewItem/3)

    Posted Jan 10, 2014, 5:45 PM by I.C.E. 3038
  • Kick Off!!


    Finally the time has arrived and the Robotics Season has officially started with the Robotics Kick Off!

    For 3038 we had our kick off at North Branch from 9 am – 3 pm. There was a great turn out of students from both the Chisago Lakes and the North Branch School Districts. During the kick off video NB lost internet connection but were then able to use a members hot spot to play the video in the NB cafeteria. While this was happening Jon and Ken went to pick up parts for the robot. During the kick off after the videos, the students were split up into big groups to brainstorm ideas then into smaller groups to more refine their ideas.  Wish us Luck for another Great Season!

    Posted Jan 4, 2014, 1:56 PM by I.C.E. 3038
  • Robotics Awards Night
     Reminder for all Robotics members you are invited to the school board meeting where NB and CL will be 
    recognized with a certificate at 7:00pm. Its at the Education Center in NB on Thursday June 13th!

     Also our Robotics awards night/banquet is after the school board meeting on the 13th.  The banquet will start about 7:30 at NB cafeteria.

    Posted Jun 11, 2013, 8:35 AM by I.C.E. 3038
  • Robotics Camp
     This week June 11th - 14th is robotics camp! It goes from 8:30am to 3:30pm all four days at the North Branch Area High School!
    Posted Jun 11, 2013, 8:40 AM by I.C.E. 3038
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