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.
STEM Kits are available!
Available for pickup December 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!
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calendar Upcoming Events
Dates: January 10-March 28, every Wednesday (EXCEPT March 7th)
Time: 4:30-5:30 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: December 13, 14, 15, 16
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
In this fun 4 day class, students will learn how to build and program their own world in Minecraft! This is a beginner friendly class and no prior programming experience is needed! Students will start out by creating a custom Minecraft world and landscape using World Painter. They will then learn basic programming concepts using command blocks in order to interact in their world. Students custom Minecraft world will be stored on a USB that they will take home with them at the end of class.
We do ask that all youth have a Minecraft account setup before hand and that they are able to login. Parents are encouraged to help their youth login at the beginning of class.
Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Numerous challenges and events of different scales await your student as they explore the creative world of Egyptology through STEAM.
This 4 week class is filled with a wealth of STEAM projects, from construction of pyramids, to choosing the design and materials and craftsmanship, deciphering & creating their own hieroglyphs, learning about the Egyptian mythology & afterlife, sphinx's, pharaohs, and working together as a team to unriddle the mystery of the cursed mummy through our very own hands on exploration of our Egyptology Breakout Box/escape room.
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 23, 25, 27
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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.
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: 5:30-6:30 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: February 8, 15, 22
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Join us for a note-worthy exploration of sound through STEAM!