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. Team 4 ELEMENT was a part of Team 22, at Chatsworth High School until 2006...


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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 Thank you AndyMark, BaneBots, and Innovation First International - and all FIRST suppliers - for going above and beyond to support the FIRST mission! Your contribution of CIM motors to the Kickoff Kit is incredibly generous, and we couldn't be more thankful for everything you do! #omgrobots
 Team 4 would like to thank Boston Scientific for generously awarding us a grant this year! #omgrobots #bostonscientific
 Freshman design pow-wows make us say wow! #omgrobots
 New merchandise... and mock kick-off day! We had a blast today, and we're even more excited for real kick-off #omgrobots
 Our team members are having fun with VEX! #omgrobots
 Team 4 enjoyed watching Big Hero 6 after serving as technical consultants @Disney #omgrobots
 Thank you @nasa for awarding us a grant this year! #omgrobots #nasa
 Team 4 had a blast last night at Trifecta Night with 1138 #omgrobots
 Come join us this Thursday for Ultrazone lastertag, The Habit burgers, and Jamba Juice smoothies from 6-10pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, everyone is welcome! #omgrobots
 Team 4 is fundraising on EdCo, come support the team! https://hightechla.ed.co/team-4-element

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®, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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