About Team 4 ELEMENT

Team 4 ELEMENT is a FRC Robotics team located in Van Nuys, California, in High Tech Los Angeles. Team 4 is the largest club in HTLA, with over 10% of the students. ELEMENT stands for Engineering, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Education, Networking and Teamwork...


About HTLA

A replication site of High Tech High in San Diego, HTLA became the nation’s first charter school on the campus of another public school – Birmingham High – and opened the 2002-2003 school year in temporary quarters. The current state-of-the-art facility opened to students in time for the 2004-2005 school year...


About FIRST Robotics

FIRST is an international organization founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen. It began in a New Hampshire High School's gym, with only 26 teams, and has grown over the years with 3 programs with a total of over 32,000 teams, with over 350,000 students enrolled in FIRST programs...


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 #ThrowBotThursday to last year working hard during comp. #tbt #omgrobots #Team4ELEMENT
 Today's #DailyInspiration is Lynn Dugle. Dugle is a company Vice President and President of Intelligence, Information, and Services for Raytheon Company. The Raytheon Company is a huge American defense contractor and industrial corporation. They specialize in defense, security, and civil markets. Dugle has also been the Vice President of Engineering, Technology, and Quality for the former Raytheon Network Centric Systems. She is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) board of directors and the Defense Science Board if Advisors. Dugle has been honored with the Raytheon CEO Award and has earned two degrees from Purdue University. She is a big inspiration to all of us. #LynnDugle #omgrobots
 #WeWorkWednesday Starting the year off with some freshmen doing VEX. #omgrobots #Team4ELEMENT
 Today's #dailyinspiration is sliced bread. A commonly used expression is, "The best thing since sliced bread," and Team 4 strives to be as great as sliced bread one day #omgrobots

Latest Blog Posts

Down to the Wire!

There are only a couple of days left of build season and we are working harder than ever! Our robot is almost done and we are just putting on the finishing touches. Bag and tag is slowly approaching which puts us all on edge but the whole team plans on putting in the extra time so […]

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High Five for Week Five

Team 4 is in the middle of assembling the robot now! All of our parts are back from being powder coated and are now being attached. We’re super excited to have a fully-functioning robot soon!   Here’s what the team’s up to:   Jordan is wiring the second robot. Avak is adjusting the gear box. […]

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Assembling Assembly

Today, some Team 4 members have taken on the task of assembling gear boxes.   Like last year, we’re building two identical robots – one for competition, and one we can practice with once we bag and tag a few weeks from now. Two robots means doubles of everything else we do, too. We’ve got […]

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Paint Me Blue Like One of Your French Girls…

    … says our robot.   Our drive base has been sent off to get powder coated blue, and we wait in anticipation to see its new color.   Meanwhile, at school….     Oliver is making a part.           Greg and Avak are attaching a pressure clip as part […]

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