INTEL-ISEF

"Gaziantep Özel Deva Anadolu Lisesinde 10. Sınıf öğrencisiyim. Taşınabilir bir uydu tasarladık. İçerisinde GPS Modülü, GSM Modülü, yükseklik sensörü, ısı-sıcaklik sensörü, basınç sensörü ve ivme sensörü bulunmakta: GSM sensörü sayesinde 1 km'lik alanda kendi cep telefonu, radyo ve telsiz ağınızı kurabiliyorsunuz. Yükseklik, sıcaklık ve açısal değerlerini kodladığımız program üzerinden canlı şekilde bilgisayarda görebiliyorsunuz. Altındaki kamera sayesinde cep telefonu ve tabletlerimizden canlı izleyebiliyoruz. Aynı zamanda içinde bir MicroSD Card modülü mevcut. Uçuş esnasındaki tüm bilgiler bu karta kaydediliyor. Dış iskeletini kendi 3D yazıcılarımızdan çıkartık ve kendimiz tasarladık. İçindeki PCB'yi de kendimiz tasarladık ve çalıştığımız firma yardımıyla çıkarttık. Bu robot MEB ve TÜBİTAK'ın ortak düzenlediği yarışmada derece alamadı. Birde bu bir robot değil; robot dediğin uçar yada gider. Bunun pek bir özelliği yok. İşe yaramaz şeklinde jurilerden hakaretler aldık. Ayni proje İzmir'de düzenlenen DOESEF yarışmasının 5.sinde Mühendislik-Enerji kategorisinde Türkiye 1.si seçildi. Aynı zamanda her yıl ABD'nin farklı eyaletinde düzenlenen ve 2017'de Los Angeles'te düzenlenecek INTEL ISEF 2017'de Turkiye'mizi temsil etme hakkını kazandı. Belki paylaşılır da Tübitak'ın seçtiği gereksiz projeler yüzünden umudu kırılmış ve mühendislikten soğumuş kişilere bir örnek olur diye sizlere yazdım."
Returned from INTEL ISEF

First of all, I wanted to apologize for not doing anything on Tumblr for the past month. ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) has been crazy, and so were AP exams. Only Physics B left on Friday, and I’ll be finished! So this is the post I’m going to make devoted to ISEF (since I now have the time to write one).

It was basically the most amazing experience of my entire life! I met so many great people from all over the world, and forged friendships that I will never forget. Judging day was very long, but  it was great to hear some advice from people who are experts in my field.

Also, I was deeply honored to receive two awards at ISEF. I got the Air Force Award for 2nd Place in Behavioral Science ($1500), and a 4th place Grand Award in Behavioral Science ($500).

Although winning those awards were amazing, the best part of ISEF was meeting all the people I did and just the experiences I shared with them. The highlight of the trip was when we (Team WISCO!) walked up at about 12AM to the Duquesne lift and just sat at the top of the hill for a good hour overlooking Pittsburgh and chatting. Another highlight was the food (So good :D Primanti Brothers sandwiches are amazing).

I never thought that my little project from a small town would make it this far. I never had any research labs or fancy equipment, but I still managed to conduct an experiment with meaningful results on my own. Next week, I’m going to speak to most of the science classes at my school, and I can hopefully start up a science fair program at our school. It would be amazing to have others experience what I did last week. Someday, our school may be able to have their own science fair….ahh that’s so exciting :D

BACK UP YOUR WORK. I AM FUCKING SERIOUS.

I don’t always leave my flash drive at school, but when I do it’s the night before the state science fair and I have a 30 page lab report that I need to print that is not saved anywhere else.


After the most terrifying 10 minutes of my life, I found a file that my WONDERFUL AND AMAZING COMPUTER autosaved several minutes after I finished the final revisions of the lab.

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