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...



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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 Build your own LEGO and VEX IQ robots this summer with Team 4! We’re hosting a fun robotics summer camp for kids ages 8 - 14. Check out team4element.com/camp for more information!
 What a regional! We ended the day placed 4th in semifinals with @team399 and 1458, and were awarded the #1 Pit Safety Award! #omgrobots #frcventura
 Thanks to Dr. Woodie Flowers for stopping by our pit at the Ventura Regional to talk and sign our bot! #omgrobots
 Ventura here we come! Thanks to Team 5510 for lending us totes! #omgrobots #teamtether
 Working on our Chairman's Award video! #omgrobots
 Happy Valentine's Day from the cutest Team 4 couple! #omgrobots
 Robot teaser pt. 2! #stillasecret #omgrobots
 Here's a sneak peek of our robot! #itsasecret #omgrobots
 Team 4 saw an advance screening of Spare Parts, and loved it! #omgrobots
 We just got our water-jetted base plates from one of our sponsors, Full Scale Effects!

Latest Blog Posts

Big Hero 6

On Friday, the 7th of November, Disney’s Big Hero 6 opened in theaters. Our team was given the opportunity to help out the producers and writers as technical consultants. They were interested in the jargon that robot-building teenagers use. A team of writers and producers visited our shop and asked numerous questions about FIRST®, STEM, […]

Fall Classic 2014

Yesterday, Team 4 attended the Fall Classic, an off-season competition hosted by Team 4470, the Tigears, in Valencia High School. We ended the day at rank 10. It was a great learning experience, and a ton of fun. The Fall Classic was also great practice for our drive team, which featured some excited rookie team […]

Marketing at the Encino Farmers Market

Today, Team 4 went to the Encino Farmers Market from 7:00am – 1:00pm to do some outreach. One of our current goals is to get more involved in the local community and help spread the FIRST message. When we found out about the farmers market right across the street from our school, we jumped at […]

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 […]