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Located in Skillman, NJ, FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics has been demonstrating the importance of the STEM disciplines while also developing project management, leadership and teamwork skills since 2004.

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  • Build Season Week #5

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 5 By the end of week 5, FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics is pushing through the final stretch of build season. Cougar Robotics will hopefully have finalized their robot for this year’s game and the upcoming week will be devoted to testing, troubleshooting, and programming the […]

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    Build Season Week #4

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 4 With only two weeks left in the build season, the Montgomery FIRST Team 1403 has been working diligently in preparation for competition. After weeks of anticipation, the robot sub teams have finished prototyping the shooter, the intake, and the hopper. They have also begun to […]

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  • Build Season Week #3

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 3   Officially having met the halfway mark of build season in Week 3, Team 1403 has been working vigorously to prepare for competition. This past week, our team has started to turn the wood prototype into metal. The Mechanical Team has made lots of progress, […]

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    Build Season Week #2

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 2   Cougar Robotics is closing a critical week in build season with impressive progress.  Mr. Leicht is “extremely proud of the robot prototypes that have been developed,” and he believes the team is prepared well for the coming weeks building the actual robot.  This past […]

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  • Build Season Week #1

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 1   After the Steamworks theme for this year’s FIRST competition was officially announced, Montgomery FIRST Team 1403 started off the build season with fervor and extreme enthusiasm. On the Monday and Tuesday following Kickoff, the team made designs for each part of the robot and point strategy. On […]

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    Kickoff 2017

    11th Annual Kickoff On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, after months of anticipation and hard work, 31 teams gathered in Skillman, New Jersey at Montgomery High School for the 11th annual kickoff, which officially starts the build season. Before the official Kickoff was broadcasted from Manchester, England, students got the opportunity to attend workshops held by […]

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  • Cougar Class #5

    The final Cougar Class took place on December 14th, 2016. As students entered the classroom, Michael Leicht started his presentation about the importance of responsibility, and sharing personal anecdotes to entertain and educate the students. At the end of the presentation, all the students learned an important lesson: one should always take responsibility for his […]

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    Cougar Class #4

    Mrs. Leicht started the 4th Cougar Class by giving a presentation about mannerisms and etiquette. She educated students on skills such as placing utensils on the table or giving a proper handshake. After the presentation, the students were individually given a Lost at Sea ranking chart, on which the students were given the challenge of […]

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  • Cougar Class #3

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #3 In the third cougar class, the students focused on critical thinking.  First, the team was introduced with the metaphor of a body to illustrate a robot.  The controls were the brain; the blood was the electrical system, and the skeleton was the frame.  By comparing a […]

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    Cougar Class #2

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #2 The second Cougar Class focused on the design of the robot. It started off with Michael Leicht giving a presentation, talking about the factors that have to be considered when designing a robot. This included being able to identify the different forces acting on an object, […]

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