We are a rookie team that formed at the middle of October 2015 in Sisli Technical
and Vocational High School Istanbul / Turkiye.
Our first touch with FIRST is by the support of Fikret Yuksel Foundation’s Turkey Off-
season Competition. Our team founded with 10 willing brave student and quickly
started to work for Off-season event in December 2015. In 6 weeks our team growth
like avalanche in our school. Now formerly we have almost 350 members in our
school with FRC Science and Technology Club. And now 25 of them actively working
for FRC competition.
At the beginning of this journey three of our teachers leaded us and helped as
Mentor. It was difficult to find working place, financial support, tools etc. Our school
Scout team helped us on working place and we changed their hut to a Robotic
Workshop for 6 weeks. We are a public school with financial disabilities. So finding
money was another big issue. We nearly made 35 formal sponsorship meetings in 4
month. And also we made two big event in our school conference hall to sponsors
and students for support our team.
Step by step we overcame all that challenges. And got the success at Fikret Yuksel
Foundation’s off-season competition. We got 3 of 8 awards (Finalist Alliance,
Entrepreneurship, Highest Seed). Foundation paid the attendance fee for FRC 2016.