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

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

Learning at home

Learn, create, solve, and share, with the world’s most fun and easy to use 3D design app. Makers Empire provides a safe environment for children to create, share and view 3D designs with a global community of designers.

Learning at school

Teach STEM and Design Thinking with a 3D design learning program including 3D app, professional development, curriculum-aligned lesson plans and courses, support, and class management and student assessment tools.

For districts

Pioneering, world-class STEM projects for groups of 10+ elementary and middle schools. Help students learn how to identify and solve real-world problems and opportunities using Design Thinking and 3D design. 

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Learning in Schools

Makers Empire gives primary, elementary and middle school teachers 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.  Makers Empire 3D is the only 3D design app made for K-8 learners and is engaging and easy to use. In-app tutorials, daily challenges and curriculum-aligned challenge courses build students’ creative confidence and develop their Design Thinking skills and interest in STEM. The Teachers Dashboard makes it easy for teachers to organise classes, manage students’ designs, assign and assess work and access curriculum-aligned lesson plans, certified professional development, and 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

Learning at Home

Help develop your child’s creativity and problem-solving skills with the world’s most fun and easy to use 3D design software. With Makers Empire 3D your child can unleash their imagination, build creative confidence, solve problems, share designs and engage in our safe, positive, online community of creators. 

“I first started using this app at school, then I had so much fun and got so obsessed I started using it at home. Honestly, it’s probably one of the best ‘making’ apps I’ve ever used 🙂  “

Create Learning Networks

Create sustainable and scaleable learning networks in your region, district, diocese, city, state or country with our blended professional learning programs for groups of 10+ schools. 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.

“This was the best PD that I have been involved in for ages. Being able to work collaboratively to plan a unit of learning based around 3D printing was excellent… This whole project has been inspiring for teachers and students in empowering students to become change-makers. Our students were so engaged and excited about solving a real world problem.”
Classroom Teacher

Browse Amazing 3D Designs in our Global Design Gallery

Makers Empire has been part of a number of Australian and American research studies. A new UniSA research study has revealed compelling evidence that using Makers Empire can significantly improve primary school students’ spatial reasoning skills, whilst also improving students’ attitudes and positive feelings toward STEM and Design Thinking.

“We’ve known for a while now that spatial thinking is one of the really important ingredients to success across the STEM disciplines, and that spatial reasoning is malleable — it can be improved. What we’re seeing in this research is some clear indications of how to design large-scale educational programs to support that improvement. Specifically, we’ve seen that the Makers Empire program that takes account of the emotional side of learning and builds self-efficacy is supporting significant cognitive improvement with respect to spatial thinking,”
Spatial Reasoning Study report

A Macquarie University research study into primary school makerspaces also showed clear evidence that maker activities with Makers Empire significantly enhance learning and teaching outcomes for primary school students. 

“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,”

Makerspaces in Primary Settings Report

Makers Empire’s market-leading products have been recognised with certification from Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality, inclusion in HundrED’s Global Collection 2022 of the world’s most impactful and scalable educator innovations and accreditation from the Educational App Store. Makers Empire has also been honoured by numerous international EdTech awards. Makers Empire is glad to have strong partnerships with state education departments, ministries and offices, school districts, corporate companies with an interest in education, statutory authorities, institutions, community organisations and trusts & foundations so we can deliver large-scale programs for systematic and sustainable change.

“Learning creative problem-solving and other transversal competencies are at the core of the Finnish education system… (so) it was great to see how Makers Empire sparks students’ creativity through hands-on learning experiences…  for teachers, it was surprisingly easy to start using the software thanks to its complete support materials for educators. We rarely see a solution that has this extensive teacher resources that also support the teacher’s professional development and knowledge of a novel topic.”
Olli Vallo, CEO, Education Alliance Finland 
Learn more

Learn more about our approach to learning, our products for schools and our impact from different media sources.

“Alexis King was dubious about whether kindy kids would engage with a 3D printing project. But her doubts disappeared as she watched them designing a boat for teddy bears, testing it out, then going back to fix the design if it didn’t work. “It was amazing,” said Ms King, the deputy principal of Carlingford West Public School. “I was so surprised, and so thrilled that the skills they’ve learned in kindy have fed into that early pipeline of stem success.”

Sydney Morning Herald