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Makers Empire for Students

Empowering students to become a new generation of thinkers, creators and problem solvers

Unlock potential 

At Makers Empire, we believe that every student has the power to make his or her world better. We know first-hand that K-8 students are capable of extraordinary achievements given an intuitive and engaging design interface and a supportive learning environment. And we’re proud and grateful to be able to help young students gain the life skills, mindsets and dispositions necessary to thrive in the 21st-century skills.

READ INTERVIEWS WITH TEACHERS    |    WATCH VIDEOS MADE BY SCHOOLS    |    READ PRIVACY POLICY

The world’s easiest to use 3D software

With Makers Empire, students can start designing in 3D in minutes! Begin in the Challenges section where users have to solve a series of bite-sized problems of increasing difficulty. Efforts are rewarded with tokens and level ups that allow you to unlock new design items and competitions within the app. Makers Empire works on all computers and devices. 

Inventors & Problem Solvers

With Makers Empire, students can devise solution to real-life problems. They can create a design using Makers Empire software and then ask an adult to help them print it out using a 3D printer. While the virtual world in Makers Empire 3D has no limits, the practical constraints of the real world can sometimes make designing a challenge. But that’s all part of the fun! Students learn perseverance and resilience through the process of prototyping, testing and adjusting their designs.

Student Ambassadors

Students can become a leader in a global community of over 300,000 students using Makers Empire. Share Makers Empire design tips to inspire other students.

Learn hacks, tips and tricks

Students can watch step-by-step design videos or browse teacher and student interviews, posts about new product features and 3D printing tips.

Enter 3D Design Competitions

Students can see how they measure up against their fellow designers. Encourage students to test their skills, ingenuity and creativity!


Introduction to Prototyping with 3D

If you and your child are particularly interested in the potential of 3D as a prototyping tool, consider enrolling in a new introductory, hands-on, two-day course presented by Makers Empire and the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide. In this popular course, you will learn how to harness 3D technology to develop your own ideas and products. This course is held 3-4 times each year: the next courses are in June and December 2018. There is a discount for students.

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action,”
Herbert Spencer