What Is Team 4201?
OUr Vision Statement
Team 4201, The Vitruvian Bots, exists to inspire youth in its community to become future leaders and innovators by equipping them with technical skills, inspiring their passions, and growing their confidence through fun and competitive STEAM programs.
OUr Mission Statement
Team 4201, The Vitruvian Bots, pursues its vision by creating a world-class robotics program that strives to build strong partnerships between students and mentors and engages our community through outreach.
Organization in a team is one of the important aspects that lead a team to victory. The team is separated into four directorates: Business, Controls, Mechanical, and Systems. Each directorate is led by 1-2 student directors.
A team with over 60 students 23 mentors requires coordination of food, logistics, budget, apparel, social media, outreach, and general team management. Members will coordinate award submission efforts, lead and uphold media presence for the team, and aid in the management of all aspects of the team. Mentors in this Directorate assist students to develop skills in program management that transfer easily into technology companies.
The Systems Directorate is the center of the team in the sense that it facilitates communication between all directorates. This Directorate empowers the team to complete tasks by working with team members and lending extra help as needed. The Systems Directorate has a comprehensive knowledge of the team, robot, and major projects enabling members of the Directorate to understand and work with all students and mentors.
The Hardware Directorate is the team’s largest directorate and is broken up into smaller teams of students. Design-focused students work on the design of specific robot subsystems, following the design, and system constraints set forth. Product prototyping teams design, create test prototypes and relay information and testing results to the CAD team in order to allow for the fast development of robot subsystems, which leads toward the rapid-paced reiteration of subsystems.
Everything related to robot motion falls under the responsibility of the SoftwareDirectorate. Members of this Directorate are responsible for wiring all electrical components and plumbing the pneumatics system. They are also responsible for programming the autonomous and teleoperation commands as outlined by the game objectives and requirements for the season. Students learn programming logic, controls theory,Java, Arduino/Raspberry Pi, soldering, and more.
LA Regional Winner
Dean’s List Award Finalist (Nicole Yeh)
Woodie Flower’s Finalist Award (Fazlul Zubair)
Regional Chairman’s Award
Newton Division Winner
Houston Championships Winner
Regional Chairman’s Award
Dean’s List Award Finalist (Joy Uehara)
Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
Dean’s List Award Finalist (Maleko Bravo)
Industrial Design Award
Ventura Regional Finalist
Dean’s List Award Winner (Tony Stuart)
Highest Rookie Seed