The world's most fun & easy to use 3D design learning program

Transform STEM learning with a pioneering, research-backed tool. Improve children’s spatial reasoning skills, reduce STEM anxiety, develop creative confidence and help close the STEM gender gap.

The world's most fun & easy to use 3D design learning program

Transform STEM learning with a pioneering, research-backed tool. Improve children’s spatial reasoning skills, reduce STEM anxiety, develop creative confidence and help close the STEM gender gap.

Makers Empire 3D Design App Software

Students learn, create, solve, and share, with the world’s most fun and easy to use Makers Empire 3D design app, designed for 5-15YOs. Makers Empire provides a safe environment for children to create, share and view designs with a global community. Explore the training lab, creation modules, AR tool, challenge courses, and teacher-made design missions. 

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Makers Empire Subscriptions for Schools

Boost STEM learning by improving spatial reasoning skills and attitudes. Subscriptions include the app, teacher dashboard,  curriculum-aligned lesson plans and in-app challenge courses, professional development, class management & assessment tools, managed projects, 3D print service and 3D printer packages 
with training and support.

Industry School Programs & Edu. Outreach

Partner with Makers Empire to deliver customised education outreach programs, industry school programs and STEM programs and professional development programs to groups of 10+  schools. Engage students in a specific topic and teach them how to identify and solve related real-world problems using Design Thinking and 3D design. 

Customised for School Groups & Districts

Pioneering, world-class STEM tools, resources and projects for groups of 10+ schools in a state, school district or country. Improve spatial reasoning skills, reduce STEM anxiety and help close the STEM gender gap. Custom solutions can be tailored to suit your learning goals and needs and can include signed data privacy agreements (DPAs).

Total designs
80000000
Users in 50+ countries
3000000
New designs made a day
40000

Teaching with Makers Empire

 Explore personalised and adaptive STEM learning activities based on current, innovative pedagogies:

Trusted By Schools, Education Departments, Foundations & Sponsors

Transform Learning At School and Home

Makers Empire provides primary, elementary and middle school teachers with the tools, skills and resources to improve STEM learning outcomes for students, confidently teach Design & Technology curricula and engage students in authentic, real-world problem solving. In-app tutorials, daily challenges and curriculum-aligned challenge courses build students’ creative confidence and develop their Design Thinking skills. The Teacher Dashboard makes it easy to organise classes, manage designs, assign and assess work and access lesson plans, professional development, resources and training.

“This has been a wonderful new way to teach and motivate my students. They are so eager and excited to learn in this new way! They are beginning to see real-life implications to what they learning to do in class and how they could develop prototypes of objects that they could develop and then produce to sell… At first, I preferred Tinkercad because I knew this software better. However, now that I have had time to work with Makers Empire it is so much better. It does a much better job of showing you how to build and create… The overall enthusiasm towards school and learning has increased tremendously. Students who are typically reluctant learners have come to life,”
Robin McGinnis, STEM Leader
Mt. Healthy City School System, USA
“The kids love it and it is a pleasure to teach with. It is easy to use and all the extra activities do a great job at developing the skills necessary to design printable 3d models in a fun, game-like manner. My students continue their learning at home completing challenges and developing new skills. This is the true value of software. It can provide a platform for students who are enthusiastic to keep learning after the school bell rings… The addition of the Australian Curriculum aligned challenges is fantastic… Giving feedback to students and rewarding great work is very easy using the assessment tools.”
Jay Wright, SET, STLAN and Technologies Teacher
Vale View State School, Australia
“As a school, this has been a game-changer in the 3D design game for our students of all ages. This is a great design and creation tool that teachers and students can use to be innovative and share ideas with a vibrant community of makers. With Makers Empire, students learn how to identify needs and opportunities and then create, prototype, test and refine designs of solutions using 3D printing.”
Craig Kemp,Head of Educational Technology
Stamford American International School, Singapore
“I want to thank you for an amazing piece of software, the children absolutely adore working on it.”
Jonathan Cross, Head Coding Instructor
Ecole Francaise de Londres Jacques Prévert, London

Industry School Programs and Education Outreach Program​

Deliver customised industry school programs, pioneering STEM programs and outreach programs to schools in your region, district, diocese, city, state or country with our blended professional learning programs for groups of 10+ schools. Makers Empire has delivered STEM programs and 3D technology to groups of 200+ schools in Australia, the USA and the UAE. With Makers Empire, you can engage students in STEM learning and real-world problem solving, cover Design & Technology curriculum, integrate 3D design and printing, increase teacher capacity, and improve student learning outcomes.

“The Makers Empire – Andy Thomas Foundation Kids in Space Project was a comprehensive learning experience for both staff and students. Firstly, building teachers’ knowledge with quality PD on space and Makers Empire enabled teachers to confidently teach the students. The students were highly engaged in the learning, empowered to problem solve and be creative to solve space issues whilst developing their skills on Makers Empire. The showcase event with other schools around the state was a highlight. I would highly recommend this project for schools to participate in.”
Rory Hunt, Principal
Ungarra Primary School, Australia

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UniSA research study (see left) revealed compelling evidence that using Makers Empire can significantly improve primary school students’ spatial reasoning skills, whilst also decreasing STEM anxiety and improving students’ attitudes feelings toward STEM.

Macquarie University research study into primary makerspaces also showed clear evidence that maker activities with Makers Empire significantly enhance learning outcomes. Maker activities using 3D technology resulted in very high levels of student engagement, as well as increased levels of student confidence, particularly for less capable students. Students were observed to develop creativity, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, inquiry capabilities, design thinking skills, collaborative skills, autonomy, literacy, numeracy, scientific understanding, technological capabilities, communication skills, reflective learning capabilities and resilience. 

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