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Learning at Home | Remote Learning Resources | COVID-19 School Closures

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Teaching with Makers Empire

Be inspired by 100+ school case studies and interviews with teachers

News from Makers Empire

Browse the latest product news and updates from Makers Empire

  • Makers Empire App Update - New Design Replayer, Text-To-Speech, Better Experience

    At Makers Empire, our tech, user experience and learning teams are always working to deliver a better app experience for students with improved learning outcomes. Most new app features are based on feedback provided during user testing sessions in classrooms or via emails sent to us by passionate Makers Empire users. In the latest update...

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    Learning at Home | Coronavirus | COVID-19 | Resources for Teachers and Parents

    To the worldwide Makers Empire community, At Makers Empire, we've been shocked and concerned as we've witnessed the distressing effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Makers Empire is used by 1+ million users in 40+ countries who create 90,000 new 3D designs every day. Many of these countries are already experiencing or planning for school closures....

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  • Share the Love | New Referral Program

    At Makers Empire, we're privileged to work with 20,000+ teachers and 1+ million students in 40 countries. We love sharing your stories and videos, and we are thankful for all your feedback -- positive and negative -- which helps us build a better classroom product for you. We've always been grateful to educators and administrators...

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Thought Leadership

Posts by Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning at Makers Empire. Be at the forefront of Design Thinking in schools.

Lesson Ideas and Student Challenges

Wondering how to use 3D design and 3D printing as an authentic teaching tool? Try these helpful ideas.

  • 7 Great 3D Design & 3D Printing Lesson Ideas for Book Week

    During Book Week, many primary and elementary schools host a range of activities to encourage a love of reading and improvement in literacy levels. Many schools also host a Book Week Day where their students can dress up as a favourite book character. At Makers Empire, we love everything that gets students reading more so...

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  • Top Ten 3D Design Lesson Ideas Using Custom Avatar Parts in Makers Empire

    Makers Empire is launching new custom avatar parts in its popular 3D design app, Makers Empire 3D. This update to the popular 3D modelling app is expected to be available from app stores and the Makers Empire site by mid-July, 2019. This new feature means students can create their own unique body parts and outfits,...

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    5 Real-Life Examples of Teachers Using 3D Printing to Teach the ‘E’ (Engineering) in STEM

    Are we teaching all the letters in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics) or are some receiving more attention than others? If you look around, math and science are staples of education, while technology is integrated into many areas of student learning. But what about engineering? Engineering, the ‘E’ in STEM, is often overlooked, especially...

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Design Thinking Competitions

Challenge your students with our monthly in-app Design Thinking competitions

  • Winners of the Bully Busters 3D Design Competition | Design Thinking Challenge

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Bully Busters competition, which ran in March 2020. This was the Bully Busters design brief for students:...

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  • Winners of the Year of the Rat Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of Makers Empire's Year of the Rat Design Thinking competition, which ran in January and February 2020. This was the...

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  • Winners of the Makers Empire x Toyota Dream Car Design Thinking Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire runs an in-app competition so that students can test their Design Thinking and 3D design skills against their peers from all over the world. We are glad to announce the winners of the Makers Empire x Toyota Dream Car competition which ran in February and March. This was the design brief...

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How To Guides (VIDEO)

Watch step-by-step videos to learn how easy it is to design in 3D

  • Set Your Own Design Missions in Makers Empire | Mission Control - Ready to launch!

    A short while ago we updated Teacher Missions to make it super easy for teachers to create 'Design Missions' for their students to complete in Makers Empire 3D. If you've never tried Design Missions before, you'll love the ability to set design missions or projects, assignments and work for students to complete in the Makers...

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  • New Make Your Own Avatar Parts | Fully Customise Your Makers Empire Avatar

    850,000+ students currently use Makers Empire to design in 3D, learn about Design Thinking and STEM and develop 21st-century learning skills. One of the things students love about Makers Empire is the ability to customise their own avatar to represent them in the Makers Empire world. We've had countless requests from students for more avatar...

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  • How to Design a Harry Potter book cover using Makers Empire 3D (VIDEO)

    In this video one of our young student users explains how to design a Harry Potter book cover using Makers Empire 3D modeling software. This is a great, easy to follow video to inspire younger students in the classroom who are new to 3D design and 3D printing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50YM8bOgV4 [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#dfdfdf" margin="30"] Makers Empire:...

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3D Printing Tips and Guides

Expert tips and advice to ensure your 3D printing experience is a success

  • Review of the Dremel 3D45 3D Printer for Elementary, Primary and Middle Schools

    Introduction to the Dremel 3D45 For the past month or so we’ve been testing the new Dremel 3D45 3D printer. Dremel is a well-established brand in the USA for makers of all kinds and is renowned for its excellent customer support. In Australia, however, Dremel is currently more known for its rotary tools. Back in...

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  • Best Tips for Successful Printing with a FlashForge Inventor IIS 3D Printer

    At Makers Empire, we regularly test 3D printers for their suitability to elementary, primary and middle school environments. We only suggest (and sell) 3D printers that we genuinely think are the best options for teachers. You can see which printers we recommend at our Best 3D Printers for Schools (America) and Best 3D Printers for...

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  • An Impressive New 3D Printer: Sindoh 3D Wox 1 Printer Review

    At Makers Empire, we regularly test potential new 3D printers that could be suitable for elementary, primary and middle schools so we can recommend the best to our global community of educators. So we’ve spent the past two months testing a brand new 3D printer, the Sindoh 3D Wox 1. Sindoh is a little-known company based out...

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