MakerBot Academy
We are on a mission to put a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer
in every school in the United States of America.
MakerBot and America Makes are teaming up to get thousands of
3D printing bundles into schools all across our nation.
The MakerBot Academy Bundle
MakerBot® MakerCare™
Protection Plan
Provides you with the highest
quality service and support from
the people who know your
MakerBot product best.
MakerBot® Replicator® 2
Desktop 3D Printer
Named Popular Mechanics
“Overall Winner” for best 3D printer
and honored as one of Time Magazine’s
Best Inventions of 2012.
MakerBot® PLA Filament
Each bundle will include three
spools of the best, safest, and most
consistent filament for MakerBot
Replicator Desktop 3D Printers.
Get Involved
We all can help bring 3D printing to school.
Public School Teachers
Register on
to request a bundle.

Then use the crowdfunding power
of to raise the additional funds you need to bring a MakerBot Academy 3D printing bundle to your classroom.
Browse to find a public school you want to donate to.

Give as generously as you can to help a teacher raise the remaining funds for a MakerBot Academy 3D printing bundle. Be sure to spread the word to your friends too!
Designers and Makers
Tangible 3D objects can help students learn about abstract concepts. We’re calling for all your concepts and ideas.

Create something designed for the classroom, upload it to Thingiverse, and you could help dedicated teachers and kids all over America.
Partners Welcome
Help inspire the next generation and strengthen America’s global competitiveness.
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MakerBot + America Makes
Driven to empower America’s youth.
A National Call
In his 2013 State of the Union Address,
President Obama called for a return of
manufacturing and technology jobs to
the United States.

To ensure “that the next revolution in manufacturing is made in America”.
Motivated Partners
America Makes has a mission
to increase our nation’s global
manufacturing competiveness.

MakerBot is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standard in reliable and affordable desktop
3D printing and scanning.
A Stem Mission
Together, we’re determined to help provide the next generation of American Makers with a relevant STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

We’re investing today so they’re prepared to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
“3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. The next industrial revolution in manufacturing will happen in America.
We can get that done.”
Barack Obama
3D Printing In the Classroom
Tap into an active, passionate community.
MakerBot® Thingiverse®
More than just great hardware, the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem includes Thingiverse, the 3D design community for discovering, printing, and sharing 3D models, where we all take turns providing inspiration, help, and support.
Kickoff Challenge
We’re calling on the Thingiverse community to design math manipulatives — fun, physical objects that help students understand abstract math concepts.

You’ll be able to download and 3D print these designs to use in the classroom right away.
3D Curriculum
To give you even more ideas of how to integrate 3D printing into students’ studies, MakerBot will also develop additional curriculum on an ongoing basis.

See what our MakerBot Thingiverse community has come up with so far!
Who is eligible to request a
MakerBot Academy bundle?
Any full-time public school teacher
can register with
Who is able to donate?

Any individual can contribute to this campaign.
How many MakerBot Academy
bundles can a teacher request?
Each qualifying teacher may request one MakerBot Academy bundle.
How long will the
crowdfunding period last?
Our goal is to get as many MakerBot Academy bundles into as many schools as possible.
How long will it take to deliver
MakerBot Academy bundles?
Once a project request reaches its funding goal,
will forward a purchase order to MakerBot. The order will then be fulfilled in our standard shipping time frame.
Other questions?
Please let us know
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