Anatolia Vocational and Technical High School in Şişli, one of the most established public schools in Turkey, became the champion of the regional stage of the first robotics competition held in Istanbul. Standing out among 49 teams, including Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Libya, Indonesia and Brazil, the “İSTANBULLS 6064” robot team came in first. The robot team, made up of four teachers and 10 students, has been participating in competitions for 7 years. The software for the robot, which cost 150,000 lira and made using recycled materials, is also owned by the students. The students who won the right to participate in the contest to be held in Houston, USA with the championship they won in Istanbul are waiting for support.
“WE RECEIVED THE ALLIANCE WINNER AWARD”
Electronics teacher Hasan Bilgin said, “We as a team of Şişli Industrial Vocational High School won the ‘İSTANBULLS 6064’ award as an alliance in the Istanbul region, an international competition, the first robotics competition (FRC) He completed the tasks in accordance with the theme of the game, sometimes independently and sometimes with the help of students.
“CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OF ROBOT COMPETITIONS”
Bülent Aytaç, director of Şişli Industrial Vocational High School, said: “Our school is a public school. Our team of robots has ten students, accompanied by four teacher mentors. While we are conducting these studies, the support of our corporate sponsors is very important. important in terms of participation in the competition and completion of studies. The robot team of our school in Istanbul Regional. “İSTANBULLS” became the champion. It has won the right to participate in the “Robot Competition Champions League” in the International Robot Competition to be held in Houston, USA. Our team will hopefully go to America and represent our country. We will need the support of our corporate sponsors and new sponsors here,” he said. .
“OUR GRADUATES ALSO SUPPORT”
Technical Professor Fırat Sevim, one of the robot team mentors, said: “We have a lot of graduates. But our graduates don’t leave our team. They mostly come before events, before the season to help us. “We also have students who work abroad and continue their education. They also become the international pillar of our team.” .
“I HAVE BEEN IN THE TEAM SINCE MY FIRST YEAR”
The youngest member of the robot team, İrem Özyağcı, a ninth-grade student, said, “I joined the robot team from the first year of school. When I asked if I wanted to join the robot team? I joined the team on my own. I wanted to join the robotics course because I had already taken a robotics course.”
“WE HAVE MAINTAINED THE PNEUMATIC SYSTEM”
Team captain İbrahim Konuk said: “I’m in the team last year and this year. We weren’t very active last year due to the pandemic, but we are very active this year. This championship also contributed. I am the captain of the team. I brought mechanically to the team. In addition, we have to go up in the features that we have developed for our robot. In general, we have focused on the pneumatic system (training and practice in converting gas pressure into mechanical motion)”.
“EVERYONE WANTS SUCCESS”
Pilot Alper Tezcan said: “I use the robot. Being a pilot in a robot is something different. The whole team is on the pilot. Everyone wants to be successful. That’s why it’s a heavy burden for us. Our robot has a software period first. We shoot a single ball there. After that, the control is in our hands. According to the rules of the game, we have to pick up the balls and throw the balls. There has a two-point section. There is also a one-point section. We throw two balls with our robot. We climb for the last thirty seconds. This way we determine a strategy and get more points. “We try to collect and earn,” he said.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The First Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams, coaches and mentors of high school students build a 56-pound gaming robot over a six-week period. Robots perform tasks such as throwing balls at target locations, throwing discs at specific targets, hanging onto bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game changes every year with the missions required. While teams receive a standard set of parts, they are also encouraged to create a budget and purchase or produce custom parts.