In every work we do, we enlighten our future by walking on the path of science.
As a team, we always try to utilize the latest technologies and achieve the best results in a short period of time.
We are making efforts to improve our relationships with our allies because we, as a team, believe in cooperation and unity.
As we stay focused on our tasks, we can easily recognize the obstacles and opportunities that come our way.
Being kind and polite is very important for our team spirit so we can communicate with each other and overcome our problems.
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 120 pounds (54 kg). Robots complete tasks such as scoring balls into goals, flying discs into goals, inner tubes onto racks, hanging on bars, and balancing robots on balance beams. The game, along with the required set of tasks, changes annually. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and are encouraged to buy or make specialized parts. The FIRST Robotics Competition is one of four robotics competition programs organized by FIRST, the other three being FIRST Lego League Jr., FIRST Lego League, and the FIRST Tech Challenge. FIRST Robotics Competition has a unique culture, built around two values. "Gracious Professionalism" embraces the competition inherent in the program, but rejects trash talk and chest-thumping, instead embracing empathy and respect for other teams. "Coopertition" emphasizes that teams can cooperate and compete at the same time. The goal of the program is to inspire students to be science and technology leaders. 2018 was the 27th year of the competition. 3,647 teams with more than 91,000 students and 25,000 mentors from 27 countries built robots. They competed in 63 Regional Competitions, 85 District Qualifying Competitions, and 10 District Championships. Over 800 teams won slots to attend the two FIRST Championship events, where they competed in a tournament. In addition to on-field competition, teams and team members competed for awards recognizing entrepreneurship, creativity, engineering, industrial design, safety, controls, media, quality, and exemplifying the core values of the program.
Our team’s primary aim is to spend our precious years in high school being engaged in a productive practice that we collectively enjoy. FIRST® Robotics Competition is the field we have chosen for that end. We desire to sate our curiosity and gain more experience in real-world engineering. Therefore, to continually better ourselves, we always try to optimize our limited time, seeking efficiency in our technical studies and adopting a hands-on approach in their applications.
Additionally, we hope to further popularize FIRST® Robotics Competition in our country, inspiring the newer generations to follow in our wake and helping them along by setting a worthy example with our accomplishments. Finally, being able to contribute to the world of science in any way, however minute, would fulfill a most genuine wish of ours.
To actualize our vision, we intend to participate in as many tournaments as we can, attaining a variety of new techniques by observing other teams and conducting mutually beneficial exchange of ideas, while, at the same time, honing our presentation and communication skills. Our current principal objective is to attend the Regionals—given the opportunity, in the United States, otherwise, in İstanbul. Travelling abroad would provide us with the chance to build broader social networks and expand our horizon by coming together with people of a different culture.
While we mean to concentrate our efforts on robotics, we are determined not to neglect other forms of collaboration, such as volunteer work. We plan to regularly undertake various social responsibility projects like reading to the visually impaired or organizing workshops in middle schools to spend time with our younger friends and help them with their studies. Moreover, we plan on arranging Maker Faire events, building up national and international partnerships with non-governmental organizations in the business and academic world in order to encourage our peers to always keep on learning and striving to improve themselves.