LOGAN — Cache Makers, in association with local 4-H and Utah State University Extension, recently had a student from Bear River High School get to compete in a robotics contest in Kentucky and won. Jakob Nessen walked away with one of the top prizes at the event. Jenny Kearl, program coordinator, said that he will be at the next Cache Makers meet-up held on Wednesday, Nov. 6th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bridgerland Technical College-West campus, located at 1410 North 1000 West.
“It was actually him and his team and they did it actually in the Spring (that) they came back from Kentucky. They had a really great time and now they’re at Bear River High School. We reached out to them and talked to them, and he wanted to know if he could come up and show his robot with us. His robot’s name…he says it’s a meme, it’s called Jerry Junior,” said Kearl on KVNU’s For the People program Tuesday.
Also on KVNU’s For the People program were three members of the Makers group. Carmen Ramirez talked about how she got started.
“What actually got me involved was Cache Makers went to my school when I was still in high school at Mountain Crest. I was 16 or 17 years-old back then, but since then they reached out and asked us to help with summer groups.
“I helped with some of the groups but then after I graduated, I continued on with USU, which is something important because we talk about Cache Makers being K-12, but it is actually available for college students just as well.”
If you like technology, if you’re fascinated by robots, the Makers meetup is open to the public. You can get more information at www.cachemakers.org or Cache Makers 4-H Club on Facebook.
AUDIO: Jason Williams talks with Cache Makers on KVNU’s For the People program