QUICK START GUIDE
1. 3D PEN SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
– WARNING -BURN HAZARD: Parts of this product get very hot during use (approx. 180 – 200 deg C).
DO NOT touch the tip of the pen.
DO NOT touch the surrounding area.
DO NOT touch the melted plastic as it could cause a BURN.
Anywhere You See This Sign
– Before storage always allow the product to completely cool after use.
– This product IS NOT A TOY.
– This product is suitable for ages 14+.
– Please read the this Quick Start Guide carefully before use.
For further information please visit www.polaroid3d.com/play/safety.
2. 3D PEN OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
– USB cable plug
Use the USB cable provided to connect to a power source (DC 5V 2A
Press the Power Button (2). The light will turn Red to indicate that the
Polaroid Play 3D Pen is heating up.
When the light turns Blue it means the Pen is ready for use. Insert one end
of your PLA material into the loading hole at the top of the pen (4). Please
ensure that the end of the filament is flat across the end (cut carefully with
scissors if not) before inserting. Insert the filament gently until it reaches
the stop. Press and hold the Print button (3) and you will feel the
filament being gently guided into the Pen. Please keep this button pressed
until you see filament appear from the end of the nozzle. NOTE this may
take a few minutes. DO NOT TOUCH any part of the nozzle at this point as it
will be VERY HOT.
Press and release the Print button (3) for continuous printing (the pen
will start extruding automatically). Whilst in this mode pressing the Print
button (3) again will pause printing. For manual printing press and hold
the Print button (3); releasing your finger in this mode will immediately
stop the printing.
To speed up the extrusion of the filament press the + button (4); to slow
down the extrusion press the – button (5). NOTE: there are 4 speed
To retract the current filament material (either to change colour or to
remove completely), press and hold the Power button (1). You will hear and
see the filament being removed from the Pen. Please note that full
retraction may take a few minutes. NOTE: The 3D pen will automatically
retract if the Pen is not being used for approximately 10 minutes.
3. 3D PEN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL NO: PL-2000-00
POWER INPUT: DC5V 2A
PEN SIZE: 180 (l) x 35 (w) x 47 (d)mm
FILAMENT: 1.75mm diameter
USB CABLE: 1.5m
GUARANTEE: 12 Month Manufacturer’s Guarantee (this may differ by country according
to minimum statutory requirements)
5. 3D PEN BOX CONTENTS
1 x Polaroid Play 3D Pen and holder.
1 x 1.5m USB Cable.
4 x 15g (5m) PLA plastic filament packs (assorted colours).
1 x Quick Start Guide.
1 x Trace App screen protector.
4x Adhesive pads.
6. POLAROID PLAY 3D PEN FILAMENT BOX CONTENTS
For use with the Polaroid Play 3D Pen.
Box contents: 20 x 15g (5m) PLA plastic filament packs (assorted colours).
Filament: 1.75mm diameter.
For further information please visit www.polaroid3d.com/play
QUICK START GUIDE – TRACE APP
Use the unique Polaroid Play Trace App to stencil your own photographs and then bring them to life in 3D. Alternatively, you can trace imported templates and then assemble the parts together to create a 3D model.
Get started by visiting the App Store or Google Play and downloading the Polaroid Play Trace App to your Smartphone or Tablet.
OPTION 1: Using a stencil from the Polaroid Play Trace App Library
STEP 1: Open the Trace App on your Smartphone or Tablet and for a selection of sample stencils already in place in the Trace App Library. Select the image of the 3D model you’d like to create. Simply click on it to open up to full screen. You will then see a stencil of all of the individual components which you will need to draw to make the 3D model.
STEP 2: To increase the size of the stencil simply select the ‘+’ magnification button until you reach the size you want. Select the ‘Lock’ button to lock your stencil into place at the right size and position. The grid over the image will help you to draw your model one section at a time.
STEP 3: Once your image is locked into your chosen size and position simply affix the Trace App Screen Protector into place onto your Smartphone or Tablet screen with the adhesive pads provided. Affix the pads directly onto the screen first and then place the Screen Protector on top in order to create a clear distance between the screen itself and the Screen Protector (see illustration for guidance). NOTE: DO NOT draw directly onto the screen of your device as this may cause damage!
STEP 4: Use your Polaroid Play 3D Pen to draw onto the Trace App Screen Protector using the stencil below as your guide to create the correct shapes. NOTE: Do not press too hard onto the Trace App Screen Protector and always ensure there is a minimum gap of 3mm between the Trace App Screen Protector and the screen of your device. This process, for best results requires a very light touch!
STEP 5: Once you have completed all of the stencil parts for the current screen remove the Trace App Screen Protector from your device and simply remove the completed model from the Trace App Screen Protector.
STEP 6: To continue drawing with another section of the stencil simply select the Unlock button and move the image to the next area and ‘Lock’ the screen again. Once you have positioned the Trace App Screen Protector back into place you can begin drawing again.
STEP 7: Upon completion of each of the individual parts to create your 3D model simply assemble them into position and use your Polaroid Play 3D pen to affix them together at the appropriate points.
OPTION 2: Creating a stencil from your own image Gallery
STEP 1: Open the Trace App on your Smartphone or Tablet and press the ‘Select Image’ button. This will open your mobile device’s Gallery to allow you to select any image that is already saved on your Smartphone or Tablet. This image will automatically open into the Polaroid Play Trace App.
STEP 2: If the image you have opened is a photograph (and not already a 3D stencil image which you have previously saved from somewhere elsewhere), you can simply select the ‘Stencilize’ button which will turn your photograph into an easy to copy from stencil. Selecting ‘Save’ will then open this image in the Trace App to allow you to create your very own unique model!
STEP 3: Simply follow the steps above from Option 1 to affix the Trace App Screen Protector into place and then begin drawing.
NOTE: The Polaroid Play 3D pen should only be used with original Polaroid 1.75mm
PLA filament. Use of third party filament may cause damage to your pen.
This could invalidate your warranty.