State Fair !

posted Aug 23, 2014, 7:26 AM by I.C.E. 3038   [ updated Aug 24, 2014, 5:09 PM ]

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! 

The Game!!

posted Jan 4, 2014, 2:03 PM by I.C.E. 3038   [ updated Jan 10, 2014, 5:45 PM ]


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

Kick Off!!

posted Jan 4, 2014, 1:56 PM by I.C.E. 3038


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!

Robotics Awards Night

posted Jun 11, 2013, 8:32 AM by I.C.E. 3038   [ updated Jun 11, 2013, 8:35 AM ]

 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.

Robotics Camp

posted Jun 11, 2013, 5:40 AM by I.C.E. 3038   [ updated Jun 11, 2013, 8:40 AM ]

 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!

Reminder North Branch

posted May 20, 2013, 2:27 PM by I.C.E. 3038

    Reminder North Branch: Tomorrow Tuesday May 21th please wear your Robotics State shirt if you bought one at competition, also remember to wear your Robotics shirt on Friday May 24th for Pep Fest!

Going to State

posted May 6, 2013, 4:06 PM by I.C.E. 3038

First Team 3038 ICE will be going to State on May 18th!
                   Good Luck Everyone!

Build Season Week 1

posted Jan 12, 2013, 10:01 AM by I.C.E. 3038   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 2:20 PM ]

Robotics has officially started!
Weekly overview

Saturday 1/5/13 Kick off Agenda
*9:00am  Start time. 
*9:30-11:00:  FIRST Kick Off Webcast.  
*11:00-12:00  Review of Kick Off Info. Small group analysis of 1) penalties  2) point scoring, 3) general rules
*12:00  Lunch provided.
*12:30  Begin design process.
*3:00 Picked up work room.

Monday 1/7/13 Day 2

*Shared info received at Mock Kick Off.
*Shared info received at MN Splash.
*Signed up for concessions for Dec. 14 and Dec. 20
*Turned in MVP cards and money.
*Turned in registration to become a team member.
*Went over details about the Kick Off at NB on January 5.
*Discussed further what our robot will do.
*Designed robot.
*Picked up work area.

Tuesday 1/8/13
*Touched bases before breaking off into groups
*Started building the base for our shooting robot
*Finished designing our climbing mechanism for the climbing robot.
*Finished our designs for our robots.
*Picked up work area.
Thursday 1/10/13
*Reviewed plan for robot.
*Worked on gear boxes.
*Discussed shooters.
*Worked on shooter.
*Picked up work area.

Friday 1/11/13
*Review plan for robot.
*Continued to work on gear boxes.
*Continued to work on shooter.
*Worked on drawing climbing mechanism.
*Developed climber mechanism.
*Picked up work area.

FIRST Robotics Kick Off

posted Jan 5, 2013, 8:30 AM by I.C.E. 3038

FIRST Robotics Kick Off

Location:  North Branch Area High School Rm B139

9:00am  Start time.  Check in, review of Kick Off Info
9:30-11:00:  FIRST Kick Off Webcast
11:00-12:00  Small group analysis of 1) penalties  2) point scoring, 3) general rules
12:00  Lunch provided
12:30  Begin design process
3:00pm  The end 

IF YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERING ON LINE, YOU  MUST FILL OUT THE CONSENT AND RELEASE ATTACHED AS A PDF.  Please bring it with you on Saturday.  This will also work for those of you who are listed as "incomplete"  Please register at FIRST if you have not already done so.  This is the preferred method.

Students will get the build schedule on Saturday. Thanks and see you on Saturday.  

Build schedule for next week at Chisago Lakes;  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday 9am-2pm/  We plan to get as much built as possible the first week and our target to complete the robot is Tuesday, February 12 so we have a week to drive and practice the game.  


posted Dec 17, 2012, 8:43 PM by I.C.E. 3038

Do you enjoy talking to people?  Do you like to sell popcorn and candy? Do you like to have fun with your Robotics teammates?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, come and help out at concessions on December 20th, at 5pm.  Please contact Anne Lawrence at ASAP if you are able to help out or call her at 651-283-3701. . Even if you can only work for a few hours thats great!  Have a great last week of school before Winter Break and STUDY HARD!  Thanks and Merry Chritmas!!

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