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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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  • 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 […]

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    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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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    BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 3

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 3 We have now reached the end of the third week of build season, and Team 1403 has made significant progress. The robot is almost complete, and it is expected that the team will have a fully functioning robot by the end of Week 4. Members […]

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  • BUILD SEASON 2019: WEEK 2

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 2 We have now reached the end of week two of Build Season, and Team 1403 has already been making significant progress. Both the Robot and Logistics side have been working hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the coming weeks. This week, the Robot […]

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    Build Season 2019: Week 1

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 1 Build season began with Kickoff on January 5, 2019, and Team 1403 has already made significant progress in brainstorming ideas and creating prototypes. Our goal this year is to keep the schedule tighter and more efficient than ever before, which we have so far been […]

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  • 2018 Cougar Class #5

    TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Cooperation Date: 12/12/2018 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 64 Number of Mentors: 7 Action Items: mat, folded paper, spoon, ping pong ball, beam, tape measure, cups, rubber bands, and VR headset Impact on Team: Instead of opening with a formal presentation, this cougar class began with a discussion about […]

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    2018 Cougar Class #4

    TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICS PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Culture Date: 11/28/18 Where: Montgomery High School Number of Students: 68 Number of Mentors: 8 Action Items: 10 sticks of balsa wood, hot glue Impact on Team: The Cougar Class started with a presentation on our team members’ cultures. The team captains gave presentations on the countries from which they or […]

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  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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