New Varsity Requirements 

New Varsity Requirements 

As a recognized sport, robotics must uphold high standards for varsity letters. Each year the requirements are strictly put in place to maintain the greatest integrity in our team members. The robotics team requires a great amount of dedication in order to be taken seriously as a competitive sport. Although this years requirements are difficult, […]

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Toiletries Drive

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Toiletries Drive

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics is collecting toiletries to support the Montgomery Township Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off in the donation box in the foyer by the main entrance or brought to room F-1142. All donations benefit residents of Montgomery Township. Deodorant Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Shampoo & Conditioner Disposable Razors & Shaving Cream […]

Boy Scout Presentation

Boy Scout Presentation

On October 6th, 2014, twelve members of the FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics team gave a presentation at Village Elementary School to Boy Scouts of America Troop 46. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce the principles of FIRST and describe Team 1403 to members of our community. This was an opportunity to encourage […]

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Montgomery’s Fall Festival, held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, proved to be highly successful. This fun packed event ran from 11am to 1pm. Team 1403: Cougar Robotics arranged a booth that sold LED light bulbs, introduced children to the works of the robot, and clarified and quantified what the Robotics team does. Our booth popularized […]

Progress on the Robot

Progress on the Robot

Cougar Robotics is making great progress on the robot with the clock ticking. Two weeks remain of build season and the robot is finally coming together. The excitement throughout build season has grown everywhere in the team.

3D Printing

3D Printing

A 3D printer is a marvelous machine used for prints necessary in the third dimension. First a plastic string, called a filament, is held in a cartridge where it is brought to the extruder. The extruder takes the filament and melts it to a certain temperature. After the filament is melted the printer draws it […]

A/V Builds a New Computer

A/V Builds a New Computer

The A/V sub team this year built a powerful new computer. The computer consists of two new 23.3” Asus LED monitors. These dual monitors are arranged side by side for easy access of files. The machine includes a powerful i5-3570K processor running at 3.40Ghz. The graphics card runs 2GB on GDDR5 memory. Sixteen gigabytes of […]

FRC Team 1403 Helps out FLL Team 4396

FRC Team 1403 Helps out FLL Team 4396

To allow students of all ages to learn and get excited about robotics, FIRST has not only one but four robotics programs. One of these groups is the FLL competition, or FIRST Lego League. Unlike FRC, the competition that our team competes in, FLL is designed for middle school students interested in robotics and requires […]

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Fall Festival, on Saturday October 26th, was wonderfully well received by the Montgomery community. It began at 10:00 am and ran until 1:00 pm. Our team set up a fantastic booth as a way to raise awareness for energy efficient light bulbs, fundraise, and introduce children to robots such that they could have an enjoyable […]