2018 Cougar Class #3

2018 Cougar Class #3

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Importance of Communication Date: 11/06/2018 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 57 Number of Mentors: 9 Action Items: Lego bricks, a presentation device Impact on Team:  This cougar class consisted of a presentation as well as a competition. The presenter was Rachael Werner, an engineer for Siemens, and she […]

2018 Cougar Class #2

2018 Cougar Class #2

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: The Design Process Date: 10/24/2018 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 68 Number of Mentors: 7 Action Items: hot glue, tape, raw spaghetti, small and large marshmallows Impact on Team: At the beginning of the second Cougar Class, the Engineering and Design process was further elaborated on. The presentation centered […]

2018 Cougar Class #1

2018 Cougar Class #1

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: The Design Process Date: 10/24/2018 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 58 Number of Mentors: 6 Action Items: printer paper, card stock, tape, hot glue Impact on Team: The first Cougar Class of the year began with a presentation by Mr. Leicht on the most important knowledge that one […]

Build Season Week #6

Build Season Week #6

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 6 As the final week of build season is ending, Team 1403 races to finish another robot. Unlike last year, our team is improving the design rather than barely finishing. Led by robot managers Aamish R. and Vineet P.,  Team 1403 has been ahead of the […]

Build Season Week #5

Build Season Week #5

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 5   In past years, Team 1403 has found itself in a duel against time. They have often rushed to finish the robot, and have paid the price during competitions. This year however, the situation was different- the team making extraordinary progress during every week of […]

Build Season Week #4

Build Season Week #4

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week #4   Team 1403 has worked vigorously throughout the course of the Build Season. Week Four was no different, with the mentors stressing to the students the importance of making progress with the limited time remaining. Progress was delayed due to some testing difficulties, however, the […]

Build Season Week #3

Build Season Week #3

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 3 Build season is halfway done after the conclusion of Week 3. Over the course of  this week, Team 1403 has made great progress on all aspects of the robot and logistics areas of the team. Members are excitedly awaiting the competitions and look forward to […]

Build Season Week #2

Build Season Week #2

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 2 Following the success and productivity of Week One, the sub teams on Logistics and Robot side continue to make progress throughout Week Two. Like Week One, many hours of hard work and dedication were put in by members of the team. As mentor Mr. Bernardis […]

Build Season Week #1

Build Season Week #1

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 1 Once the Power Up competition theme was announced at Kickoff, Team 1403 began productively working on the robot—from coming up with robot design ideas to building mechanisms. On Sunday, the Strategy team presented the game rules in the manual to the members of Team 1403. […]

Kickoff

Kickoff

12th Annual Kickoff On January 6th in 2018, after months of hard work during preseason, thirty-six teams gathered in Skillman, New Jersey at Montgomery High School for the 12th annual FIRST Kickoff. The students anxiously waited for the reveal of the new Robotics challenge, streamed live from New Hampshire.   Prior to the official broadcast […]