Tom Nelson


On behalf of the Cook County Robotics team, we would like to give a well-deserved thank you to the individuals and organizations who helped us by donating for this year:

  • Arrowhead Electric

  • Backlund Realty

  • Medtronic

  • Nesgoda Tree Service

  • Grand Marais Lioness

  • Joy and Co.

  • Grand Portage RTC

  • Java Moose

  • Crawford Excavating

  • Donna and Orvis Lunke

  • Sven and Ole's

  • Blue Water Cafe

  • Cook County Education Foundation

  • Grand Marais State Bank

  • North Shore Credit Union

  • North Shore Collaborative

  • Coldwell Banker

  • Cook County Home Center

We were able to use the funds generated by our generous sponsors to make a working robot and to teach new students skills to continue this great program and to possibly use in future careers.

This club is a part of a growing program that provides STEM skills in our progressing technological society. Some of the skills we use and teach are pneumatics, wiring, engineering, welding, and coding. Being a part of this club also teaches social skills like problem solving, working as a team, building relationships, and learning how to work with people who have different ideas.

Every year we take part in the FRC Regional Robotics competition in Duluth, where we compete against approximately 60 other teams in a season specific game. We don’t know the rules of the game until six weeks before the robot deadline so that all teams have the same amount of time to complete their build. We have professionals in different fields from our community come in to help us do the best we can.

We believe that the Cook County Robotics team is an incredible resource for students to develop these skills that will greatly benefit them and their community. Including our local community. Thank you for making this club a possibility.

Thank you for your continued support. See you on the field!

3054 Ice Storm Robotics Team

If you would like to send a donation to support this great team, please contact Tom Nelson via email at