MakerBot Educators Program

MakerBot Educators Program

Welcome to the all-new community where educators can directly connect with MakerBot. If you are a passionate educator using MakerBot to make an impact in your classroom, we would love for you to join! Available in the United States for now, this program is a great way to share your unique experiences with us and help shape the future of MakerBot’s solutions for educators and students everywhere.

Who Are MakerBot Educators?

The MakerBot Educators program, in a nutshell, is a community of amazing teachers using 3D printing in creative and inspiring ways. By integrating exciting, innovative technologies, like 3D printing in the classroom, they have demonstrated a commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for education. As a result, the are also a driving force behind MakerBot’s education initiatives. We turn to this community for input on new products (like Thingiverse Education), help with writing educational content (like the MakerBot Educators Guidebook), or to discover amazing projects and work being done in the classroom.

How Do I Apply?

In order to become a MakerBot Educator, you must meet these preliminary prerequisites:

1. You are an educator located in the United States

2. You have two projects published and approved on Thingiverse Education

3. You have a registered MakerBot device

Common Questions

Why Did We Create The MakerBot Educators Program?

We are passionate about education, and we think the more access students have to 3D printing, the better. We believe 3D printing can empower educators to better teach students the kinds of STEAM and real-world problem solving skills that will be necessary for tomorrow’s jobs. We also know that many teachers have access to 3D printers, but are still seeking ideas on how best to use them in their classrooms.

While we do innovate behind the scenes, we have found that brainstorming and sharing ideas with this community is what will help us best address the wider needs of teachers and students. That’s where our MakerBot Educators come in!

I'm Not An Educator, Can I Still Join?

Basically, we are looking for people who are passionate about teaching others about 3D printing. If that is you, please apply!

If you are not sure, reach out to us as and we will let you know if you would be a good fit.

Does This Program Cost Money?

No way! Enrollment is free, though there are some requirements for new teachers who want to join. See above.

How Long Does My Enrollment Last?

Enrollment is valid until the end of the calendar year, December 31st, at which point you can decide if you would like to continue your enrollment for the following year.

What If I No Longer Want to Be Involved?

No problem. Participation is completely optional, and you can remove yourself at any time by sending an e-mail to

How Do I Upload Something to Thingiverse Education?

Thingiverse Education is our free community platform where teachers share lesson plans and activities for using 3D printing in their classrooms. To become a MakerBot Educator, we ask that you contribute at least 2 lessons. To upload, visit Thingiverse Education and click create a project.

How do I Register My Device?

You can register your device here.

If you aren’t sure if your device is registered already, or if you need help registering, please contact our support team.

What If I Have More Questions?

Send an e-mail to and we will get back to you!

Apply to be a MakerBot Educator

Want to be a part of the community? Start by completing this form, and a member of the MakerBot Education team will reach out to you with an application.

In order to apply, you need to have at least 2 projects approved and published on Thingiverse Education.

Thank you for completing the form for the MakerBot Educators Program! We are currently reviewing Part 1 of your application. You should expect to hear back from us shortly with next steps.

Thank you for your interest!