Learn Everything You Need to Know about the New Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer Available at JOANN.
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of JOANN. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve been secretly testing the Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer for the past few months and I’m SO excited to finally share it with you.
I first previewed this machine at the JOANN NYC event I attended over the summer, ever since then I’ve been not so patiently waiting to get my hands on this machine and start creating ALL the things.
3D printing is on the rise and this home friendly model is the perfect way to get in on the action.
With Christmas coming up soon, this printer launched at the perfect time for a techie-friendly Christmas gift.
The Polaroid PlaySmart is easy to use and can create an amazing variety of 3D objects! JOANN is currently the exclusive US retailer of this machine.
This affordable, lightweight 3D printer brings you the ability to easily print in your home, classroom or workspace.
Let’s get a little bit techy for a minute and discuss the details on this 3D Printer.
The Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer uses Fused Deposition Modeling which means that it builds models in layers. It does this by feeding the filament through the PTFE Tube into the heated print head and prints one layer at a time.
This 3D printer uses .STL files to print all of its models. The .STL file is what tells the print head exactly where to move. You can choose your .STL file from a library of free files provided by Polaroid, or you can create or purchase your own file.
The PlaySmart machine has the ability to print by SD card, USB or App. I love how user-friendly the app is. If you need more control over the fine details you can switch over to the computer.
The printer includes a video camera that allows you to record the printing process and also monitor the progress while you’re away from the machine. It’s so nice to be able to set the printer and walk away while it does the work for you!
The PlaySmart machine can print with three different types of filament; Premium PLA (made from cornstarch), P-WOOD, & PETG. Each of the Filaments sold by Polaroid is universal and can be used with any brand of 3D printer.
The PlaySmart machine comes with a free download of Polaroid’s Smart prep software. This is a computer-based program where you can design, slice and adjust models.
The print size of the PlaySmart is 4.7″ x 4.7″ x 4.7”. Models are printed onto a glass heated print bed which securely adheres to each model for the best results.
Included with this machine is a 3.5-inch full-color LCD touch screen allowing you to easily print models at the touch of a finger.
Polaroid is a trusted household brand name and you can expect the same quality from this machine as you’ve come to know with their other products.
Now that we’ve covered all of the details, l wanted to share some photos of the models I’ve created with this machine.
I’m constantly in awe of what this machine is capable of! I decided to use my PlaySmart to create a variety of colorful Christmas ornaments for my Christmas tree.
3D Snowflake Ornament Tutorial
Using the Polaroid PLAYSmart app, select “Model Library” located at the bottom of the screen, then select PLA. Scroll through the available projects until you come across the ornaments. Choose from 15 different designs to print. Select your model and press print.
The printer will take a few minutes to heat up before the printing begins.
Once the model has been printed completely, allow it to cool completely before removing it from the glass bed.
Cut a 15-inch piece of ribbon and string it through the hole located at the top. Tie a knot with both ends of the ribbon and hang your ornament on the tree.
I can’t wait to see what you create with the Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer.