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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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  • Cougar Class #4

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #4 At the commencement of the class, mentor Michael Leicht discussed aspects and impacts of technology. He talked about how technology has developed in many different industries and showed examples. Then, he gave a scenario in which a company could choose to purchase a large supply of […]

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    Cougar Class #3

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #3 To begin the Cougar Class, Michael Leicht taught the team members about how to determine the plan for constructing a robot, or a structure. Based on a set of rules and guidelines given by instructors, he preached about how to produce the most effective result. He […]

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  • Cougar Class #2

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #2 In the beginning of Cougar Class, Michael Leicht taught the team members about the Engineering Design Process, which are the steps to build a solution to a problem. Steps of the process include planning/prototyping, building, and testing several times. Essentially, it is a trial and error […]

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    Cougar Class #1

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #1 Mentor Michael Leicht began the first Cougar Class on October 11th, with an introduction to the Robotics team. He briefly went over the past achievements of the team, as a way to introduce the new members to Team 1403’s past history in FIRST Robotics. Member Teerthra […]

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  • Build Season Week #6

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 6 After many weeks of hard work and anticipation, the build season has finally come to an end after week 6. Members of Team 1403 are excited for the upcoming competitions and putting final touches on the robot. At the beginning of this Saturday’s meeting, all members […]

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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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