We are proud to announce the Super Gadget 3D design competition winners! Students were challenged to create a superhero character and then design a new super gadget the superhero needs to fight supervillains. This was the original design challenge:
We enjoyed all of the competition submissions! The students showed lots of innovation and inventor skills in their 3D Super Gadget designs. Here we highlight the winner and runners-up for the May Super Gadget competition. You can also view these designs as well as past competition winners in our Hall of Fame. WinnerThe secret mini phone for spys to fight evil people that want to take over the world – Brighton Catholic Primary School
Designer description: This is a little phone. Runner Up – The Tardis – East Para Primary School
Designer description: Because Doctor Who is the best 2# because every villain want the tardis. It’s a time machine for god sake. Runner Up – My Robot Gadget (S.M.A.R.T) Woodcroft College
Designer Description: S.M.A.R.T. (Super, mega, arrogant, robot, tool) is a gadget that can control dark matter, has a laser and minibots. Runner Up – My Superhero Gadget (jetpack force field) – Woodcroft College
Runner Up Magic Elemental Amulet Durham Academy Middle School
Designer description: This amulet has control over all elements. How amazing are these designs!? Congratulations again to our winners! You can see all the past 3D design competition winners and details for our current design competition here. Encourage your students to explore 3D design by entering our latest design competition – You will surely be surprised by what they create! Congratulations again to our Super Gadget 3D design competition winners!


Jeanette McConnell, Ph.D. is a passionate educator with a strong scientific background. She earned a bachelors degree in biochemistry at San Diego State University and went on to earn a doctoral degree in chemistry at the University of NSW. Throughout her studies, she tutored her fellow students. Her experience presenting science shows and workshops to children convinced her of the value of a hands-on education. She believes Makers Empire is the way to make learning hands-on and harness the power of 3D printing technology in education.

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