Makers Empire 3D is the world’s easiest to use 3D modelling software. With Makers Empire 3D, K-8 students can start designing in minutes – no CAD or computing experience necessary!
Every day, 5,000 new designs are created using Makers Empire 3D. To put it another way, every 16 seconds, a new design is made using Makers Empire 3D. To date, student designers around the world have created over 1.9 million designs.
Makers Empire 3D helps unlock young students’ natural drive to create, share and explore. Moreover, Makers Empire 3D provides a critical link between the unlimited creativity of the virtual world and the practical limits of the real world. Through trial and error, students learn how to make their ideas a reality, and to develop real-world applications for their designs.
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– Browse theGalleryto be inspired and like and comment on designs to show your support.
– Choose from one of five design modules: Shaper, Blocker, Character, Doodler and Cogger,
– In-app video tutorials in the Challenges module show you how to create simple designs. – Monthly design competitions in Competitions let you test your skills.
Innovation Solutions for Schools
Makers Empire 3D is the cornerstone of Makers Empire’s complete 3D solutions for schools, which include 3D software, over 130 curriculum-aligned lesson plans, professional development, training and support for teachers, a teacher’s dashboard for easy student management and more.
"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
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"I love Makers Empire software. It is great to use with elementary age students... I love teaching students how to design for 3D printing. It’s so fun watching them problem solve to create a certain shape by adding or taking away."
Karen Owen, Technology Teacher, Grace Christian Academy
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
“I use Makers Empire to enhance students’ ability to demonstrate understanding across a wide range of topics. As we work through different curriculum, including geometric shapes, things we’re scared of, plants and insects, and engineering design challenges, students create 3D models related to the content… We use the app to create 3D products that are printed as well as those that are not, but still viewed in 3D on the iPads.”
Jennifer Auten, 2nd Grade Teacher, Mont Claire Elementary School
Los Altos, California, USA
"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. Students have expanded their problem solving skills to think more outside of the box... Before, my students were limited in their STEM applications and designs due to financial issues and materials available. Now each student is able to have an account for their designs and can work at their pace which is meeting them on their individual need. Through this, my after school STEM club has gained interested 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
South Carolina, USA
"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!... I do find this program to be helpful in developing my students interest in STEM subjects. 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 some 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 challenges help tremendously!...The overall enthusiasm towards school and learning has increased tremendously. Students who are typically reluctant learners have come to life. One student was chronically absent and has now improved his attendance. He asks me each morning if he can get on the computer!"
Robin McGinnis, Teacher, North Elementary School
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
"Makers Empire has been a great tool for many of my students that find other CAD software difficult. Some students have difficulty visualizing in a 3D workspace; 3D modelling is great practice to build spatial sense... This is linked to a skill in our math curriculum, so it's great to give a real world application for students to practice... Originally I started with my whole class using TinkerCAD. However, when given the choice many of my students gravitated to Makers Empire. I'm not sure if they prefer using the touch screen on the tablets to manipulate their designs, the gamification, or something else, but many have been successful with it and have made some great designs! 3D printing tech lets my students see themselves as creators and how it can help others. They feel empowered by the possibilities of the technology and the leadership they are able to take in their school."
Jeff Hennigar, Grade 4/5 Teacher, BLT Senior Elementary School
Timberlea, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Software is great, very user friendly... Kids loved it."
Bryan Couts, Tech Teacher, Titusville Middle School