Two Great Regionals for FIRST Team 585!

The Blue Team did a tremendous job at the Sacramento Regional on the campus of UC Davis this past weekend. Students met lots of amazing people and got to talk about their robot and their programs. The robot performed well, with minor hiccups that were taken care of quickly by the fast actions of the students. Thanks to their hard work and excellent communication skills, the students earned the Engineering Inspriation Award, giving us a seat at the Championships in Houston, and acknowldeging the amazing work our students do throughout the community of Tehachapi! We were also one of three runners-up for the Safety Award, thanks to a solid safety program led by Safety Captain, CJ. Great job everybody!

All hands were on deck at the Las Vegas Regional!  The students who volunteered to run the safety glasses stations did a terrific job, scouting the competition and keeping everyone dressed for success as they toured or worked in the pits.  The first day ended with a tremendous honor as Mr. Evansic was recognized with the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award for his work as a mentor to the team.  Our robot performed well in a highly competitive field, placing up to three gears and climbing the rope at the end of the matches. On Saturday, the team was awarded the Imagery Award, in honor of Jack Kamen, and our VP of Outreach was reconized as a Dean’s List Finalist for her outstanding work and great attitude. She is now eligible for national recognition and we wish her the best of luck at Championships!

Girls who Code and Cyber Warriors

The youth coding programs resume for Middle and High School girls and boys this March with Pixar in a Box and learning how use code like animators do. Join us in THS 1101 from 3 to 4 on Mondays for Girls who Code and 3 to 4 on Tuesdays for Cyber Warriors.

Women in STEM Webinars

Select weekdays this spring, join us to hear young women in STEM as they describe their jobs, their career paths, and how they would things differently if they had a second go around. Question and Answer time is always included. Avaiable at THS and JMS.

School Visit to Jacobsen Middle School

Toasty and the team will be visiting JMS on Monday, March 27, to give a presentation and demonstration for all sixth through eighth grade students.

Introducing Dash and Dot!

The week of March 27, we will be begin delivering Dash and Dot class sets, along with Dremel 3D printers, HP Sprouts, and LEGO WeDo 2.0’s to our elementary schools to help them incorporate their use into their curricula. We are so excited to begin working with the teachers and this awesome technology!

Las Vegas Regional Competition

Our second competition this year will be at the Cashman Center for the Las Vegas Regional, April 6, 7, 8. Watch Twitch Webcasts on these links: Channel 3 or Channel 4

FRC Championships in Houston, TX

The team qualified for Championships by winning the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Sacrameno Regional.  We will post more information about Championships as it becomes available.

2017 FRC Challenge - FIRST Steamworks

It’s Build Season, and We’re Building a Robot!

This year's FIRST Robotics Competition challenge hosts boilers that must be pressurized with oversized whiffle balls, an airship that needs gears to get it moving, and ropes for the robots to climb when the airship is ready for liftoff! Join us as we prepare for this steampunk adventure!

What Does FIRST Team 585 Do?


Team members build industry relevant skills as they strategize, design, build, program, and test their robots.

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