It Takes a Spark Conference

it takes a spark

As someone who will be attending the It Takes A Spark conference in Melbourne on May 4th, we wanted to help you get the most out of your experience with Makers Empire at the conference. 

So follow these simple steps to ensure a fantastic experience.


1) Download Makers Empire

We always recommend pre-installing Makers Empire onto your conference laptop or device before a workshop for a smooth experience.

Click the button below to head over to our Download page for links as well as information about Makers Empire’s features and tools. 

Makers Empire 3D works on most devices and is available to download on the App Store for iPad and iPhone, Google Play for Android, the Mac App Store for Mac and Windows


2) Teacher? Make an appointment to meet with our Learning Director

When she’s not running workshops for students (see below), our Director of Learning, Mandi Dimitriadis, will be at the Makers Empire stand that is part of the STEAM Expo hands-on activities area. She is also available for limited appointments during the day so don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Mandi, learn about Makers Empire, share how you’re using Makers Empire at your school and ask her any questions you might have about Makers Empire. 

To book a 15-minute appointment with Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning, please click the below button to see times available via Calendly.

3) Student? Sign up for a Makers Empire workshop

Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning at Makers Empire will be presenting two sessions at It Takes a Spark for students:


Designing 3D solutions to reduce infection spread 
11:15am to 12:35pm – SOLD OUT

As we are all aware by now, infections can be spread in many ways. Clever design and engineering can be used to minimise this transmission. In this Problem Solver attendees will be presented with a real-world problem related to performing everyday tasks in no contact ways to prevent the spread of infections. Attendees will be supported through a design thinking process to develop 3D designed solutions to the problem. It is recommended you bring your own laptop or device to this workshop, download Makers Empire as per the instructions below and then use class code: 9279map. We will have limited devices for people without their own devices. 

Comparing buggy to design - Mars Rover

Modelling and making on Mars with Makers Empire
1:55pm-2:35pm – LIMITED PLACES

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun – a dusty, cold, desert world with a very thin atmosphere. Mars is also a dynamic planet with seasons, polar ice caps, canyons, extinct volcanoes, and evidence that it was even more active in the past. Attendees will use Makers Empire 3D to work through the design thinking process to address a brief for either a rocket, a spacecraft landing device, a space helmet, a Mars Rover, and a sleeping station. Please bring your own laptop or device to this workshop, download Makers Empire as per the instructions below and then use class code: 9279map. We will have limited devices for people without their own devices. 


4) Teacher? Get your school's discounted quotation

Not already a Makers Empire school customer? Keen to get started with Makers Empire at your school? 

As a thank you for connecting with us at the It Takes a Spark conference, receive 20% off the usual price when you purchase a Makers Empire’s School Subscription or Makers Empire 3D Printer Bundle. 

Use this special discount code — Spark2022 — when requesting a quotation for Makers Empire to qualify. 

This offer won’t last so don’t delay – sign up today!

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