Industry Partners


A founding partner of FIRST Team 585, NASA has provided funding, mentors, and fabrication support since 2001. Many of our graduates have participated in intern programs at NASA Armstrong.  We are very happy to call ourselves a NASA Home Team. Through our partnership with NASA, our students have given robot demonstrations and hosted booths at events.

Lockheed Martin

A long term partner with FIRST Team 585, Lockheed Martin provides funding and mentors. In 2014, Lockheed started offering summer Exploratory Work Experience Education opportunities specifically for our students. Through our partnership with Lockheed Martin, our students host a booth and robot demonstration in the STEM tent at the LA County Airshow.


A new partner with FIRST Team 585 since the 2016 season (FIRST Stronghold), UTC provides funding and mentors. UTC also sponsored teams in our Junior Robotics program - FTC Team 11842 - the Cyber War Machines, and FLL Team 28122 - the Tomahawks.


A new partner with FIRST Team 585 since the 2016 season (FIRST Stronghold), Boeing provides funding and mentors.


A long term partner with FIRST Team 585, the Air Force Research Labs at Edwards Air Force Base provides funding and mentors. Since 2015, the DoD STEM program has also funded FLL Jr. Teams 5096, 5271, and 5272 in our Junior Robotics program.

Northrop Grumman

A long term partner with FIRST Team 585, Northrop Grumman provides funding, mentors, and fabrication support.  Through Northrop Grumman’s wholely owned subsidiary, Scaled Composites, our students have hosted booths a Mojave Air and Space port events and our students participate in the NG HSIC each year.


A new partner with FIRST Team 585 since the 2016 season (FIRST Stronghold), sPower provides monetary support to the team. Through our partnership with sPower, students hosted an informational booth at the Kern Energy Summit in November, 2016.

National Instruments

A new partner with FIRST Team 585 since the 2016 season (FIRST Stronghold), National Instruments provides funding and mentors.


A new partner with FIRST Team 585 since the 2017 season (FIRST STEAMworks), SWE provides funding, training, and mentors.

Community Partners

Tehachapi Unified School District

The City of Tehachapi

Art, Science, and Technology Education Corporation 


Moose Lodge

Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society

Antelope Valley Astronomy Club

Marley’s Mutts

Tehachapi Crosswinds Radio Control Club

In-Kind Donors

Operations and Equipment


Through and the Think It Up! program, Staples donated a vertical milling machine to our robotics shop.


Through and the annual Fuel Your School campaign, Chevron has donated technology and supplies for our programs.

Powerstride Battery

Powerstride Battery of Bakersfield has provides batteries for our competiton robot and other projects.

KIND Snacks

KIND Snacks supports the caloric needs of our team members with munchies to get us through build and competition seasons..

Chili Cook-Off 2017

Thanks to the support of these businesses, the 2017 Chili Cook-Off raised over $3,300 to support the programs of FIRST Team 585


Four one-day park-hopper tickets

KIND Snacks

One month’s supply of snacks

Sail Thru Car Wash

Gift Card


Gift Certificates

Oriental Trading Company

Gift Certificate

Spartan Gym

One Month Membership


Gift Cards

Hitching Post Theaters

Four Movie Passes

TK Pizza

Gift Certificates

King of Siam

Gift Certificate


Gift Certificate

Canine Creek Pet Wash

Gift Certificate

HiLightz Salon

Gift Certificate

Tahoe Joe's

Gift Certificate

Medieval Times

2 Tickets for Dinner and Entertainment


Movie Passes

Aquarium of the Pacific

Two tickets

Santa Ana Zoo

Guest Passes

Living Desert

Family Four Pack

LA Rams

Autographed Football

In and Out

Gift Basket

Wheel of Fortune

Tickets and Gift Basket

Glamour Salon

Gift Certificate


Gift item

Cycle and Go Cyclery

Gift Card

Stitches and Style

Gift Certificate

Peaceful Image Salon

Hair Cut

Barry’s Barber Shop

Hair Cut

Loop Sports and Nutrition

Gift Certificate and Bottle

Battleship Iowa

Tickets for four

Big Five

GIft Card

Gerber Kawasaki

Gift Certificate

Quarter Auction 2016

Thanks to the support of these businesses, the 2016 Quarter Auction raised over $2,500 to support the programs of FIRST Team 585

Hitching Post Theaters

Four admission tickets

TK Pizza

Gift Certificate

King of Siam

Gift Certificate


2 - 5 Bogo Gift Cards

Don Juans

Gift Cards


Gift Certificate

Oak Tree Antiques

HIdaway Key Cat

Rescued Treasures 

Bottle of deodorizer, Tag, and Toy

Darlenes Real Swell Toys

Nuts and Bolts Toy Set

Triassic Vineyard

Gift Certificate

O’ Reileys

Bucket of goods


Pink Purse and Scarf

Applegate Florist


Nannette Keller

Black Sweater

Home Depot

Inflatable Snowman and Fake Snow

Joey Styles

Haircut and Eyebrow Wax


Gift Certificate

Canine Creek Pet Wash

Pet Wash Certificate

Glamour Salon

Gift Certificate 


Gift Certificate

Skylark North

Scenic Glide Ride

Dance Craze

Gift Certificate

Southern Shooter Supply

Gift Certificate 

Trains, etc.

Wooden figure 8 train set

Pampered Chef

Gift Certificate

T Fitness

Tumbler & One Month Pass

Lucky’s Barber Shop

Gel & 1 free hair cut


Baby Night Light with Sconce

Burger Spot

1 Free Meal


$20 Gift Certificate


Bowls with Lids

M&M Sports

Sweatshirt & Beanie

Home Candle Maker

Apple Jack Candle


Chili-licious Thermal

Celebrating Home

Casserole Dish

Sand Canyon Creations

Welcom Glass Trivet

Stitches and Style

Embrodered Pillow

Alicia Miller

Shopping Bags


Gift Basket 


Knit Fun Goldfish Kit


Leggings & Stocking

Princess House 

Potato Soup Gift Basket

Custom Crafts

Note Holder & Custom Coaster

PDA Jerky

Jerky Sampler


Jewelry Set

Tehachapi Tattoo 

Gift Certificate 

Tehchapi Christian Store

Sion CD

Sail Thru Car Wash

5 free Express Washes

Habit Burger

5 Charburgers with Cheese

Ohh La La Nail Spa 

Gift Certificate 

Debbie’s Fabrics 

Sion CD

Don Perico

$20 Gift Card

HiLights Salon

Gift Card

Tahoe Joe's

2 Free Appetizer or Slice of Cheesecake




Sugar Body Scrub

Peaceful Image Salon 

Hair Cut

Studio J Salon

Cut, wash, & style


Spice Basket

Mary Kay

Hand lotion gift sets

Taco Samich

Gift Card

Barry’s Barber Shop

Gift Certificates

Loop Sports and Nutrition 

Gift Card & Shaker Bottle