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News from Makers Empire

The latest product news and updates from Makers Empire

  • Makers Empire's New Maze Mania 3D Game Creator a Smash Hit

    Makers Empire 3D is known for being an easy-to-use and engaging 3D design app that K-8 students can use to design in 3D and create solutions to real-world problems. Our 3D app is the cornerstone of Makers Empire's complete solutions for schools, which also include curriculum, professional development, class management tools, resources and support. Late last...

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  • Winners of the 2018 Makers Empire Awards

    Makers Empire is happy to announce the winners and runner-ups of the inaugural Makers Empire Awards for 2018. Makers Empire's 3D design software is used to create over 15,000 3D designs every day. To date, students around the world have used Makers Empire to create over 4.5 million 3D designs. For these inaugural, annual awards,...

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  • Makers Empire begins rolling out 3D technology to 230 schools in Dubai

    Recently, some of the Makers Empire team visited Dubai to work with the Ministry of Education (MOE) United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ibtikar, our local education technology partner. Together, we are rolling out 3D technology to every single grade seven class in MOE schools - over 230 schools will be teaching students Design Thinking, STEM and...

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Makers Empire in the Classroom

Be inspired by school case studies and interviews with teachers

3D Printing Lesson Ideas

Wondering how to use 3D printing as an authentic teaching tool? Try these ideas!

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    How to Teach the ‘E’ in STEM with 3D Printing: Engineering in Primary School

    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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  • 5 (fun) ways 3D printing is transforming everyday items

    At Makers Empire, our mission is to transform K-8 learning with 3D printing technology. We know what it takes to successfully integrate this technology into the classroom and we can provide the support to make it a success for your school or school district. But occasionally we just like to remind ourselves just how fun 3D printing can...

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  • 10 Inspiring 3D Printing Lesson Ideas Created By Teachers

    At Makers Empire, we’re always thrilled to learn about the new ways teachers are using Makers Empire’s 3D learning program to teach across the curriculum. Here are 10 inspiring real-life examples of teachers using Makers Empire in the classroom. Click on the linked headings for a case study and teacher interview explaining exactly how teachers implemented these...

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Design Thinking Competitions

Challenge Your Student with a Design Thinking Competition

  • Winners of the Zodiac Zoo 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with the upcoming Chinese New Year, in January, students were challenged to create a design of an animal that is in the Chinese Zodiac using Makers Empire 3D software. Students...

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  • Winners of the The Great Ornament Tournament 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with the holiday season, in December, students were challenged to create an ornament to celebrate a holiday that was important to them using Makers Empire 3D software. Students from all...

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  • Winners of the Game On 3D Design Competition

    Every month, Makers Empire hosts an in-app 3D design competition giving students around the world the opportunity to test their Design Thinking skills against their peers. To coincide with international Monopoly Day, in November, students were challenged to create a Monopoly game piece using Makers Empire 3D software. Students from all over the world submitted almost 7,000 entries for...

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3D Printing Tips and Guides

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

  • 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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  • 8 Essential Tips for successful 3D printing in the classroom

    Teachers are achieving fantastic learning benefits in the classroom every day with 3D technology and Makers Empire. However, we realise that the practical requirements of implementing 3D technology in your school can be a little daunting for newcomers. So we have compiled this list of 8 practical tips to help you make your 3D printing...

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How To Guides (VIDEO)

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

  • 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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  • How to Design a Charizard [Pokemon] using Makers Empire 3D (VIDEO)

    In this video one of our young student users explains how to design a Charizard from Pokemon 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://youtu.be/NFd1KcxSzdw   [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#dfdfdf" margin="30"] Makers Empire:...

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  • Make Your Own Design Missions in Makers Empire 3D Modeling Software

    We've come up with some cool new features for version 4.2 of Makers Empire 3D. Teachers and students can now make their own design missions for their students and friends to play and rate. To reach the Mission Maker, visit the 3D World and head into outer space. Can you figure out how to get...

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