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Makers Empire’s integrated approach to 3D design and printing offers K-8 teachers unique opportunities for hands-on, project-based, STEAM-themed teaching and learning. Learning by creating and making is an excellent way for students to develop design thinking skills and a growth mindset, as well as essential 21st-century learning skills like collaboration, critical thinking and communication.

Makers Empire is engaging for all students as it allows for differentiated learning so students can work at varying levels of difficulty based on their individual ability. As they learn by trial and error, students develop a growth mindset, resilience and confidence in their own abilities.

 Fundamental Elements

World’s easiest to use 3D software

Start designing in 3D in minutes – no CAD experience necessary! Makers Empire is multi platform and compatible with all devices. Makers Empire 3D can be used by students as young as 4 years old.

“I have worked with several design software but Makers Empire is the easiest to use… One of the best things students learned is that it is okay to not get the “right” answer the first time, or second time. Students know that “failing” is part of the design process and problem solving,”

– Casey Corn, STEM Teacher
Chesnee Elementary School, USA

130+ lesson plans created by teachers

Be guided, supported and inspired by our learning team. Makers Empire’s lesson plans are aligned to the American Common Core, Next Generation Science standards and the Australian Curriculum. Search lesson plans by grade, subject, theme and language.

“The software has lesson plans based on many state standards with many modules to choose from. Makers Empire can be used to teach science, math and even art… (the students’) enthusiasm and absolute thirst for knowledge is awesome to see. They blaze through the challenging 3D lesson plans,”

Shneur Garb, Teacher
Ben Porat Yosef Yeshiva Day School, USA

Innovative professional development

Learn how to use 3D printing and design as an effective, everyday teaching tool. Self-paced, video training using real life classroom examples designed for teachers by teachers makes it easy!

“This was the best PD that I have been involved in for ages… 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… 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

Feature-Rich Teacher’s Dashboard

Makes managing multiple students and classes a breeze! View, comment on and download students’ designs for 3D printing. Design your own lesson plans.

“We loved the Teacher (Dashboard) with its support, ideas and integration of the Australian Curriculum. A great way to expose our students to this rapidly emerging technology that will have a significant impact on their lives,”

Stephen Corcoran, Director of Digital Learning
St Stephen’s School, AUSTRALIA

Analytics to monitor progress

Bi-weekly reports delivered to your inbox make it easy to keep track of students’ progress and engagement, or review your students’ progress anytime in the Teacher’s Dashboard.

“When we first started using the curriculum I thought it was going to be a huge task getting my students to learn this. But instead of teaching, I have become a facilitator. They have really taken off and are helping each other solve problems. When we end our day I may see about 20 designs that were created, but when we start the next day I see that number increase to about 50. They are even designing at home,”

– Irene Barry-Philord, Teacher
Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School, USA.


You shouldn’t need to be a tech expert to be able to utilise 3D design and printing in the classroom successfully. Our friendly support team provides ongoing and timely support whenever you need it so you can get back to doing what you do best – teaching!

“Thanks… really appreciate your time. I’m now looking forward to getting the kids stuck in to some serious design projects!”

– Joe Grabin 3rd Grade Teacher
North Melbourne Primary School, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

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Add-On Printer Bundles for Schools

Makes Empire now offers 3D printer bundle add-ons in Australia and the USA.* We’ve tested over thirty 3D printers commonly used by schools for reliability, safety, cost-effectiveness, durability and ease of use and only sell printers we use ourselves and recommend to schools. All our 3D printer support bundles include online set up guidance and training. Plus, our friendly support team provides ongoing and timely hardware support and troubleshooting whenever you need it.

“Thanks… really appreciate your time. I’m now looking forward to getting the kids stuck into some serious design projects!”

– Joe Grabin 3rd Grade Teacher
North Melbourne Primary School, AUSTRALIA

*If you are based elsewhere and are looking to buy 3D printers, please do contact us as we may be able to assist.

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