2020 Build Season Week 1 Newsletter

2020 Build Season Week 1 Newsletter

Our Team Team 1403 has put in a lot of work during the first week of build season, which is now coming to a close. Many members came to the Saturday meeting to help out with prototyping the robot following the strategy team’s plan, while other teams focused on planning and organizing other aspects of […]

2020 Build Season Strategy Meeting

2020 Build Season Strategy Meeting

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT / ACTIVITY Build Season Strategy Meeting Date: 01/05/2020 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students:  74 Number of Mentors/Adults: 11 Impact on Community: N/A Impact on Team: On Sunday, January 5th, 2020, Team 1403 hosted a strategy meeting, where the team discussed strategies for this year’s competition. Before the meeting, […]

2019 Cougar Class #5: Culture Class

2019 Cougar Class #5: Culture Class

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Culture Class Date: 12/4/2019 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 73 Action Items: Plastic Cups, Construction Paper, Tape Impact on Team: Instead of a teacher or a mentor starting the Cougar Class, team members from various cultures gave brief presentations of their heritage, such as where they came from, […]

2019 Cougar Class #4: Business Etiquette

2019 Cougar Class #4: Business Etiquette

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Business Etiquette Date: 11/14/2019 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 83 Action Items: Wooden Board, Balsa Wood Planks, Hot Glue Gun, 1 Glue Stick, Balsa Wood Sticks, and Balsa Wood Cutter. Impact on Team: In this Cougar Class, the mentors spoke about the importance of proper etiquette in the […]

2019 Cougar Class #3: Social Media

2019 Cougar Class #3: Social Media

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Social Media Date: 10/30/2019 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 83 Action Items: Masking Tape, PVC Pipe, Rubber Bands, Rubber Tube, and Popsicle Sticks. Impact on Team: This Cougar Class was mainly focused on social media and the various effects it can have on people. On one hand, social […]

2019 Cougar Class #2: Ethical Decisions

2019 Cougar Class #2: Ethical Decisions

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Ethical Decisions Date: 10/16/2019 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 80 Action Items: Masking tape, Regular Plastic Straws, and Thicker and Larger Plastic Straws. Impact on Team: The second Cougar Class started off with the mentors talking about the importance of ethics and how it will impact the overall […]

2019 Cougar Class #1: Introduction to Robotics

2019 Cougar Class #1: Introduction to Robotics

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Introduction to Robotics Date: 10/02/2019 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 65 Action Items: Cards, Tape, A presentation device Impact on Team: For the challenge, the students were randomly placed into groups and were tasked to construct the  tallest structure using a deck of cards and limited tape. The […]

BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 6

BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 6

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Robot manager Niva S. is extremely proud that the team has produced a fully functioning robot. The robot can successfully perform all the tasks that it is supposed to, and robot side is finalizing the robot and preparing it to be bagged on Tuesday. In addition, the […]

BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 5

BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 5

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: By week five, the robot has been completed and running. Team Co-Captain Vineet will continue to practice driving the robot to ensure everything works. The robot side has been making sure that the camera and vision system work properly for the blind period during the matches. Overall, […]

BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 4

BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 4

FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 4 After build season week 4, the team has made tremendous progress on the robot, and the team is excited to almost have the robot completed. The team has worked diligently all week, and their progress on the robot demonstrates their work and dedication. The Robot […]