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Better Learning by Design



Make STEM fun and engaging. Teach students how to solve real-world problems using their creativity and Design Thinking skills.

2,500,000+ designs made with Makers Empire 3D

350,000+ engaged K-8 student designers

7,000+ teachers transforming learning

World’s easiest to use 3D design software

With Makers Empire 3D, K-8 students can start designing in 3D in minutes – no CAD or computing experience necessary! Our intuitive software rewards your students’ efforts to create, share and explore. Plus, learning with Makers Empire can be adapted to suit each student’s abilities and interests so it’s fun and engaging for all.

“After having tried several softwares, I can say hands down that Makers Empire has been the easiest for my students in grades 3-5 to access and manipulate,”
Christopher Burdman, STEM Teacher
Joseph P Tynan Elementary School, USA
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The Teacher’s Dashboard makes managing multiple students and classes a breeze! View, assess, comment on and download students’ designs. Follow our step-by-step school installation guide and browse our comprehensive teaching resources.

“We loved the Teacher (Dashboard) with its support, ideas and integration of the Australian Curriculum,”
Stephen Corcoran, Director of Digital Learning
St Stephen’s School, AUSTRALIA
Learn about Makers Empire’s Teacher’s Dashboard

Accredited professional development and innovative curriculum

Expert professional development and curriculum ensures success. Our on-demand professional development video series increases knowledge and understanding of maker pedagogy and Design Thinking. Our online lesson plan library houses 150+ detailed lesson plans searchable by grade and subject and aligned to the Australian Curriculum, American Common Core standards, ISTE Standards for Educators and Next Generation Science Standards. Both resources are available to every teacher at your school.

“I’m sending you the very best wishes and enormous gratitude for connecting our students with your learning program. To say this purchase has been transformative might sound like an exaggeration but it’s pretty darn close to the truth,”
Mary Bongiovanni, Director of Design Thinking
Pace Academy, USA
Learn more about professional development Learn more about Makers Empire’s Lesson Plan Library


Cover Design and Technologies Curriculum with Makers Empire, which provides a critical link between the unlimited creativity of the virtual world and the practical limits of the real world. Students are empowered to follow the design process from identifying needs and opportunities right through to creating, prototyping, testing and refining the design of solutions to solve real-world problems.

“Our students were so engaged and excited about solving a real-world problem… The fact that they could see they could help someone through their own design meant their learning was authentic and valued,”
Bianca Laister, Deputy Principal
Birdwood Primary School, AUSTRALIA
Why schools should teach Design Thinking 7 ways schools are teaching Design Thinking


Teaching STEM subjects using 3D design and printing is a great way to encourage a love of STEM in younger students. This is important because K-8 students who enjoy STEM are more likely to study STEM subjects in senior high school. This provides a pathway to higher education study and a future career in a STEM field. Teaching STEM with 3D design and 3D printing can also help to address the ongoing shortage of women in STEM – learn more below.

“Before, my students were limited in their STEM applications and designs… Now each student… can work at their pace which is meeting them on their individual need. Through this, my after-school STEM club has gained interest to where students had to be put on a waiting list. Students have discussed participating in STEM clubs in middle school and high school as well as more interest in engineering type careers,”
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher
Chesnee Elementary School, USA
Teaching STEM/STEAM with Makers Empire Encouraging girls to develop a love of STEM


Makers Empire is recommended by distinguished educators, specialist teachers, technology integration consultants, education reporters and 3D printing specialists. Plus, Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course is endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority so NSW teachers can do the course to meet annual Proficient Teacher accreditation requirements.

“It’s a challenge to find a tool that can engage students as they learn difficult concepts, but with lessons on spatial reasoning, engineering, literature, and ancient civilizations, Makers Empire provides a platform that teachers can use to promote content knowledge, technical skills, soft skills, and prepare students for challenges in and out of school,”
Marianne Rogowski, Media Specialist
Common Sense Education


Our pioneering work has been recognised with prestigious education and technology awards, research and teaching partnerships with leading universities and endorsement from technology experts. We’re excited to be working at the forefront of Design Thinking and maker pedagogy in schools using 3D design and 3D printing.

“We feel so grateful and humbled to have this kind of international acknowledgement of the work we’re doing,”
Jon Soong, CEO
Makers Empire

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