Montclair Robotics is a FIRST team based out of Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ. Founded in 2001, the team competed in two robotics leagues until 2018. Currently, we compete as Montclair Robotics Team 555 in FIRST Robotics Challenge. Montclair Robotics is a school-based club that requires no prior experience or tryout. Beginning in September, the team trains new members in our divisions: Build, Business, CAD (computer-aided design), Code, Electronics, and Safety. In January, the team designs and builds a new robot, meeting anywhere from 4-6 times a week. We typically have competitions starting in March.
In 2006, an all-girls team formed out of 555, FRC Team 1929, but later rejoined after 2008, and is the current Montclair Robotics. From 2007-18, we competed in FIRST Tech Challenge as Montclair Momentum, Team 147.
Montclair Robotics’ mission is to promote STEM in our community by teaching students in Montclair different skills learned by building and creating robots. We follow the principles of FIRST, including gracious professionalism and cooperatition within our team. We work hard to create a welcoming, supportive, and fun environment for all our team members.
Montclair Robotics has 4 engineering divisions and 2 logistics divisions. They work together to build the robot, host fundraisers, and do community outreach promoting STEM. Every member of the team is a part of one or more divisions. Divisions allow our members to specialize in a certain area of the team that they’re interested in. Our veteran team members help to train our new members every year no matter their skill and experience level.