Makers Empire runs monthly 3D design and printing competitions for school students to help introduce them to 3D printing. This month’s competition is dedicated to K-year 8 students.

This month’s competition includes free prints for all school students who enter and design their very own Shoebee. Shoebee is a decorative 3D printed charm that attaches to your shoe – extra points are given for clever attachment mechanisms!

It is a fantastic STEM activity for elementary and middle school teachers looking to introduce 3D printing to their students.

For more details on the Amazeballs competition and how to enter see here.

Makers Empire 3D printing competition

Makers Empire 3D printing competition. Image: Makers Empire

Last month’s Amazeballs competition featured almost 300 entries from over 40 schools. Fantastic mazes inspired by everything from Mario to the Rio Olympics and the Rubick’s Cube.

Here is the Gwyneth83’s winning entry, which can viewed in full 3D in a browser here.

Makers Empire Amazeballs competition winner

Makers Empire Amazeballs competition winner. Image: Makers Empire

See the full list of winners and more fantastic designs from this competition.

About Makers Empire

Makers Empire helps today’s students get ready to thrive in the future. A future where global collaboration, design thinking and problem solving will continue to be essential for successful, enriching lives. They help educators effectively incorporate 3D design and printing into school curriculum and achieve authentic teaching and learning outcomes, while helping students enhance their understanding and mastery of design thinking and 21st Century learning skills.
The company has created the world’s easiest to use 3D printing software, specifically designed for K-10 classrooms and supported by a comprehensive 3D Printing Learning Program – it is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. They currently serve schools and organisations in Australia, the United States, South Korea and Hong Kong, with expansion into new international markets to follow.

Article submitted by Jon Soong. Featured image courtesy of Makers Empire.

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