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.
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.
STEM Kits are available!
UPDATE: FEBRUARY STEAM KITS ARE SOLD OUT!
Available for pickup February 1st! 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 6, 13, 20, Feb 3, 10, 24, March 10
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
In this seven week class students will learn how to laser cut and stamp their very own leather creations, and choose their own leather project.
Students are responsible for purchasing and bringing their own leather for the main project that they wish to make. All other supplies and small leather patches are part of the $12.00 fee.
This has been one of our more popular classes so you won't want to miss out on this great Art and Technology experience.
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: January 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
This fun interactive coding class is on Monday evenings, and runs for five weeks. Students will learn simple Scratch coding where they will program and create interactive media such as stories, games, and animation, that they can share with people from all over the world. As students begin to create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, pattern recognition, variables, self-discovery, inquiry-based learning, problem solving and intrinsic motivation.
Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The students who enroll in this 4-week course will learn all the important parts of a story and how to write a compelling story full of vivid images and characters. (Students do not need to have a background in writing, they should however want to write a story or novel for themselves, or have a desire to learn how to write stories.)
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 14-15
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Let’s make some awesome puppets. The students who enroll in this 2-day class will get hands on experience through STEAM activities as they discover all the important parts of making their very own advanced puppetry. Puppetry is an art form that encompasses all other art forms and can help young people develop their creativity, dexterity, oracy, literacy and decision-making abilities.
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 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 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 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 26-30
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....