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What is Cache Makers?
Cache Makers hosts a multitude of volunteer-led youth groups focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Joining Cache Makers 4-H club and signing up for a group is a great way to start learning interesting things, continue learning about something you are already interested in, or meet like-minded individuals.
What is a Makerspace?
A Makerspace is a community-operated, non-profit workspace. Here, people with common interests (computers, machining, technology, science, digital art), can meet, socialize, and collaborate with the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests.
1410 N 1000 W
We are located at the Bridgerland Technical College West Campus.
What We Offer
Cachemakers offers classes, clubs, and events on the following topics. Click on a topic of interest to get more information.
This game encourages problem solving. You need to use your imagination to solve any problem, you need to ask yourself and your team how to overcome any obstacle! DnD can be such a great way for kids to interact with each other without the use of screens and is a great opportunity for collaboration.
For more information on why you should consider having your child participate in one of our D&D Classes check out what scientists and teachers are saying about D&D.
Computer programming is writing a group of instructions for a computer to process/execute. These instructions are typically used to solve a problem, or, to make larger problems shorter and easier to solve. In our Cache Makers 4-H Computer Programing classes we teach everything from learning how to code simple Arduino's to raspberry PI.
We also teach students how to use existing computer programs to create videos, edit, put pictures together, how to use tinker cad, as well as other programs to operate 3D printers, CNC, laser cutters, and a whole host of other exciting and fun programs.
In many of our classes at Cache Makers we use components that require soldering. Soldering process is used in the electronics industry to bond components together, forming one or more electrical connections. Soldering serves two functions: mechanical support—holding components of an assembly together, and electrical support—forming required electrical connections within a circuit
Sewing is just one of many practical Stem Activities that we offer at Cache Makers 4-H Makerspace. Sewing helps you develop fine motor skills, improves your focus and concentration and teaches the importance of patience and self-control. Knowing personal boundaries, increasing skill, achieving tangible goals while working outside your comfort zone all support the development of confidence and self-esteem. Sewing, e-textiles, cross-stitching-crocheting are packed full of patterns, math, engineering and art as well as different form of technology to create beautiful designs.
We want to see your creative engineering skills!
For the month of March we are looking to Saint Patty for inspiration. Your challenge is to engineer a Leprechaun Trap and share it with us on social media. Be sure to tag 4-H and Cache Makers in your social media posts!
According to Irish Lore, a leprechaun is a fairy that enjoys partaking in mischief. They are said to be very rich and to hide their gold in secret locations. How would you trap a leprechaun?
All entries will receive a St. Patrick's Day treat, so get your entries in soon!
Please tell us about your project with the name of the youth who created the trap, a brief description, and upload a picture or video of your Leprechaun trap to us via Zsuite. All submissions must be original creations!
Special attention will be given to our contestant entries who capture a leprechaun!
Have fun with this and just get creative!
Submissions due by Sunday, March 31st.
May the Fourth Challenge
For our May challenge we are looking to the galaxies for inspiration. Your challenge is to make a Star Wars themed STEAM project and share it with us. Light us up with circuits, try a Jedi build with Legos, code a SCENE in SCRATCH, make a stop motion animation, or try a DIY lightsaber build. You can even build your own ‘Star Wars or Future’ themed Tech or STEAM design.
Tell us about your project with a brief description and share a picture or video submission with us through 4H.Zsuite.org
All submissions must be original creations! Participants may submit more than one entry.
Contestants of all ages are welcome, and you do NOT need to be in 4-H to enter this contest!
Contest participants will be notified by email if their submission is selected. Upload a photo or video of your ‘Star Wars or Future’ themed creation to us.
You are also encouraged to post your project to social media (not required).
Have fun with this and just get creative – may the Fourth be with you!
Submissions open up March 1st through May 2nd!
STEM Kits are available!
Available for pickup April 3rd! Purchase your kits for just $5.00 at the Cache County 4-H office.
We have STEM kits available that will be featured monthly.
Each kit comes with a 4-5 week STEM activity & curriculum.
Great for the entire family as well as homeschooling classes!
calendar Upcoming Events
Dates: January 10-March 28, every Tuesday (EXCEPT March 7th)
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Cost: $130 for 3 months of Lego Club
We are starting up a new Lego Class. This semester the Lego club will meet regularly on Tuesday!
This class is geared for students who are just learning Lego robotics AND those who also have Lego experience, and wish to work at their own pace. Students will be building Lego Robots, Coding, Lego Challenges, and so much more!
Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 6
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In this 10-week science, technology, engineering, art, and math course students will participate in a fun hands-on-STEAM space science project to assemble and launch a weather balloon to the edge of space with sensors onboard, and recover the payload when it returns to earth. Students will be introduced to, and gain hands-on experience with basic electronics, soldering, computer programming, interfacing sensors to a microcontroller, and will apply available data to predict the flight path and recovery location for the returning payload to earth. They will assemble their own radio based ground station to receive telemetry data from the balloon payload while in flight and will launch their payload on a weather balloon to over 100k feet and will track down the payload when it parachutes back to earth. Under the guidance of licensed amateur radio operators, student will be able to gain hands-on experience with operating a amateur radio station, learn how to track and communicate via amateur radio satellites, and talk with others on-the-air using local and long distance communication techniques.
This project is made possible by a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications foundation.
Dates: March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Don’t miss out on this interactive high-flying 6-week class for girls in aviation:
This class is filled with many hands-on STEM opportunities for any female student who has ever dreamed of a career pathway in Aviation.
In this class each student will receive the following:
- Gifts for each attendee, thanks to Women in Aviation grant.
- Water bottle, T-shirt, drones, drawstring bag
- STEM/aviation hands-on-career-exploration activities from flying in simulators, how to read instrument panel, review flight controls to maintenance of aircrafts, including riveting, bending, drilling, brackets and drone flying
- All female participants will get to fly in a real airplane!
- Long pants and closed toes shoes required for STEM camp experience
Dates: April 14
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Grades: ALL (Families encouraged)
Learning how to solder is a fundamental skill every maker should master! Whether you’re building a robot or working with a microcontroller, knowing how to solder will come in handy. Join us at Cache Makers 4-H where we will be hosting a skills night for all ages to come and learn how to solder! We encourage parents to come learn alongside their youth. There will be a variety of projects for all skill levels to solder from a light up 4-H Clover to a Simon Says game!
Dates: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
In this class, youth will learn the basics of robotics and the Python programming language by assembling and programming a palm-sized rover, which can be programmed to blink lights, follow a set course, and even use sensors to interact with the world around it!
Dates: May 3
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Come join us in a galaxy far far away for some fun and free activities as we celebrate the upcoming May the 4th! We will be launching rockets and (yc activity tbd). Spartronics will also be hosting a circuit board game that will require registration on Zsuite before hand. May the force be with you!
Dates: May 17-19
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Are you ready to face the unknown monsters and horrors of the Upside Down? In this class, students will unlock the potential of the Upside down by creating their own monsters in Minecraft! Students will start out by creating a custom resource pack for their monster and learn how to code their monsters behavior. Then, they will battle in the arena to defeat their creations! This is a beginner friendly class and no prior programming experience is needed.
We ask that all students come prepared with their own Minecraft account and login information.
Dates: June 5-9
Time: 9:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us for this 5 day Space Exploration camp where you will participate in activities such as soldering, coding, machining, 3D printing, an escape room, an interactive Ground Control Space Station Exploration, and more! Open to the public, not just youth in 4-H! Each participant will receive a T-Shirt, lunch and snacks each day, and take home projects!
Dates: June 15-16
Time: 10:00a-12:00 p.m.
Join us at Cache Makers 4-H for our very first Hackathon! For our Cloverbud section, youth will be learning how to 3D print, design a mini wiggle robot, code Edison robots, and create their own mini game in Scratch Junior!
This is a great hands on Hackathon camp, your little ones will be empowered through hands-on-problem solving skills that will inspire and motivate them to think outside the box as they build awesome STEM projects!
Dates: June 15-16
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us at Cache Makers 4-H for our very first Hackathon!
For our 4th-6th grade section, youth will be split into teams and learn how to create a 3D world and explore it using Virtual Reality headsets. Additionally, on the second day they will learn how to solder and make their very own mini podracers like Anakin Skywalker and race against other teams in the Boonta Eve Classic!
Dates: June 15-16
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Join us at Cache Makers 4-H for our very first Hackathon! Students will be working on previously returned hoverboards that need minor circuit board fixing. The catch is, if you fix it, you get to take it! Students in the beginning will learn how to solder and use a multimeter in order to diagnose the problems with their board. From there, mentors will help walk them through fixing the problem. No experience required!
Dates: June 20-22
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Let's get buggy. In this creepy-crawly class, students will build their very own butterfly terrarium.
Discover and learn the lifecycle of a butterfly with their very own take-home kit. Experience a real CSI exploration on how bugs help scientists solve cases, and get into the Science side of all things buggy in this STEAM-filled class on science.
Sign up for this fun class soon, as seats are limited and will fill up quickly!
Dates: June 20-23
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
In this intense four day CSI Investigation Camp, our 4-H spy masters will learn everything from picking locks, to coding, 3D printing, fingerprinting, Espionage Escape room, and so much more.
This class sold out fast last year so book your seat today!
Dates: June 26-27
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
In today's wearable & leading edge revolution of e-textiles clothing class our students will learn how to light up Costumes, add lights to a Cosplay Outfit or just simply have fun illuminating a T-shirt with our super cool LEDs.
You don't even need to know how to sew to make these amazing digital E-textile creations. In this E-textile class you will get to design and light up your own creation. This is a fast paced two day class filled with tons of LED lights and fun times.
Dates: June 26-30
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
This class is geared for students who are just learning Lego robotics!
Students will be building Lego Robots, Coding, Lego Challenges, and so much more! This camp is for only one week only, if you have never done Lego Robotics before then this class is for you! It is super fun and very fast paced.
Dates: June 28-30
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Discover the cool side of outer space. In this class we will explore everything from black holes, rockets, and how to land your very own Mars rover. This is a three day jammed packed camp filled with hands-on STEM exploration, and designed to keep your child excited about science.
Dates: July 5-6
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
This award-winning solution is based upon the latest science standards and will allow your child to take on the world of STEM. Our WeDo class is created to enhance your child's curiosity and science skills.
In our LEGO WeDo robotics class, our platform specifically designed for Kindergarten to 3rd Grade students. As with our other Cache Makers, 4-H STEAM Education classes WeDo robotics follows the 4 C’s process – Connect to a story, Construct a model, Contemplate its function, and Continue improving its design.
Dates: July 5-7
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Greetings adventurer! The great unknown beckons to all who rise to the challenge! Join Cache Makers 4-H as we explore Middle Earth on a mighty quest encountering Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves alike!
In this class, youth will be taken on an immersive STEM adventure involving 3D printing, leatherworking, glass etching, an engineering slingshot challenge, and outdoor paddle board experience.
Dates: July 11-14
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Dates: July 11-14
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Students can expect to have a ton of fun as they discover a world of STEAM in this summer camp!
Each day youth will explore a different area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in an exciting collaborative environment.
Your child will develop different skills through our comprehensive-hands-on curriculums as they design, prototype, innovate and create in a series of themed workshops that focuses on creativity, critical thinking and communication.
Registration for this summer class opens up on May 1st.
Dates: July 17, 18, 20
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
This class is designed for student in classes K-3 grades. In this fun three day class students will learn the basics of simple circuits, be able to explain what electricity is, how it is produced, and what will happen if we run out. Students will build and compare simple circuits with a focus on how connections are made. Identify the essential components of an electric circuit and understand their functions, as well as make interactive LED cards, and have a ton of fun working with squishy circuits, Makey Makey's and our snap circuits.
Dates: July 17-21
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
This class is for students who want to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons, or know how to play D&D.
Dungeons & Dragons is an innately multidisciplinary and multimodal experience. In this class student's collaborative world-building involving storytelling, algorithms, decision making, invention, research, calculations, negotiation, and role-play has been proven that active spatial visualization can stimulate a developing intellect applicable to the real world. This is a great class that interacts in all areas of STEAM!
Dates: July 25-28
Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Dates: July 25-28
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Come explore the world of wizards, wands and potions.
In this STEAM filled camp, we will explore magical animals, fairies, screaming Mandrakes, botany, potions, patroness, wands and the game of quidditch.
This camp filled up quickly last year so reserve your spot today!