+ JOIN THE POLAR CLOUD
We're assuming you're already a member of the Polar Cloud from the application process, but if you're not, here's a video showing you how to create your account.
+ PREPARE THE 3D PRINTER
+ ADD PRINTER TO THE POLAR CLOUD
Here's a video to show you how easy it is to add your printer to The Polar Cloud.
+ Unable to Connect?
Some secure school networks will block the connections needed for your 3D printer to connect to the Polar Cloud. To fix this, permissions will need to be altered. A network administrator should be able to help you with this. Learn below the permissions needed for your printer to connect to the Polar Cloud.
Polar Cloud Enabled Printers - Network Requirements
If you're outside the United States of America and trying to add your Dremel 3D45 you like won't see the option for Clouds on the printer. To fix this, you can alter the country of the machine and access the Clouds option.
I don't see a Clouds Button on my Dremel
+ YOUR FIRST PRINT
We suggest that your first print be something functional to get you up and running. For the Dremel, that's a tool holder that hangs off the side of the printer. For the Flashforge, that's a 3rd Party spool mount. Click your respective link to get printing.
For your first prints, we recommend using PLA until you get comfortable. PLA is the easiest material to print, and will lead to less headaches than ABS and Nylon.
Your School Lives on the Cloud
+ Join Your School
Join your school using your Teacher Join Code. Doing so grants you access to curriculum and links any 3D printer on your account to the school's group queue.
If you don't know your Teacher Join Code, please fill out this form.
+ Give Students Access
Students join their school on the Polar Cloud using a Student Join Code. This was distributed through email to the Primary GE contact.
By joining the school online, students will gain access to the Group Queue function. Group queue allows students to send a print to their school, which can then be accepted or rejected by the manager in control of the 3D printer.
If you don't know your Student Join Code, please fill out this form.
+ Enhance Your School's Identity
The school home page allows you to upload photos of your school, show off what your students are designing, and find other Polar Cloud schools in your area.
Join the Community!
+ Design Competitions
Looking for ideas to get your students involved in 3D design and 3D printing? Check these out!
+ Social Media
Share what you and your students have been printing and designing or join the conversation!
Additive Education Program Facebook Group
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|First Steps||August 10||HTML|
|What to Expect (Calendar)||August 17||HTML|
|3D Printer SetUp (Dremel)||August 22||HTML|
|3D Printer SetUp (Flashforge)||N/A||HTML|
|Suggested First Print + Student Join Code||September 21||HTML|
|September Competition||September 27||HTML|
|Facebook Group and October Webinar Registration||October 18||HTML|