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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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  • Fall Festival

    This year, Team 1043 participated in the newly introduced activity, “Trunk or Treats.” Using the trunks of 5 members of robotics, our team gave candy to fellow children in our district. With our “Recycle Rush” Robot from the previous year on display, we allowed children to press the button which activated the dispense of candy […]

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    Cougar Class #1

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Cougar Class #1 On October 19, 2016, Team 1403’s held their first Cougar Class of the year. Beginning with a presentation by Michael Leicht, he expounded on our team’s value, the importance of sub-teams within a team, and background information on our achievements. Concluding his presentation with a comparison of each sub-team’s […]

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  • Build Season Week #6

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 6 Entering our last week of Build Season, FIRST Team 1403 is collectively working together to put their final touches on their product. After a successful five weeks of build season, all of the sub-teams are almost finished with all of their assignments Team Captain Rhea […]

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    Build Season Week #5

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 5   As the end of build season draws closer, the Robotics room is filled with the frenzied energy typical of Week 5 of the build season. Each subteam is focused on keeping the momentum to make the necessary progress to be ready for the quickly […]

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  • Build Season Week #4

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 4 . The progress during the past couple weeks has been hindered due to the snowstorm but Team 1403 has bounced back this week and made significant headway. Each sub team worked tenaciously during the week to get back on track. As the fourth week of […]

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    Build Season Week #2-3

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Weeks 2 and 3   Despite Winter Storm Jonas’s decimating the east coast this past week, FIRST Team 1403 still maintains its level of progress. As shown through interviews with Team 1403’s captains, the entire team is working together cooperatively to finalize efforts related to the prototype, […]

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  • Build Season Week #1

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 1   The screech of the drill press driving through metal becomes the melody to the whirs of the handsaw, and the clattering of keyboards accentuating the bass line of productive discussion. As week one of the build season comes to a close, each sub-team has […]

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    Cougar Class #5

    At the final Cougar Class, December 16th 2015, the team captain gave a brief presentation that was primarily focused on robots. Next, after reminding the team about Kickoff, Michael Leicht briefly summarized the topics covered in previous cougar classes before beginning the presentation for the final topic. Branding was the focus of this cougar class, […]

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  • Cougar Class #4

    At the fourth Cougar Class meeting, December 2, 2015, the students were divided into nine teams. The subject that night was teamwork. Michael Leicht first gave us a presentation about teamwork. Teamwork means being part of a team, supplying input, building on ideas, pulling one’s weight, and providing support. Tim Leicht described the game for […]

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    Cougar Class #2

    At the second Cougar Class, November 12, 2015, Michael Leicht reviewed past competitions and their requirements. He also explained how the best robotics teams approached each challenge that the competition presented for the past four years. Additionally, Michael discussed strategies that all teams used and explained the importance of recognizing every team member’s ideas that […]

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