Getting Started with your Merge Cube

Getting Started with your Merge Cube

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Congratulations on your new Merge Cube!

The Merge Cube lets you hold digital 3D objects (holograms), enabling an entirely new and powerful way to learn Science and STEM. Now you can explore a galaxy in the palm of your hand, hold fossils and ancient artifacts, explore a DNA molecule, investigate the Earth’s core, dissect a virtual frog, and much, much more!

Read through the sections below to learn how to get started: 

  • Compatible Devices
  • Using Merge EDU Apps
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription
  • Activation Code
  • Using your Merge Cube with Instagram
  • How-to Guides

Compatible Devices

The Merge Cube works with most iOS and Android phones or tablets, as well as some Chromebook devices. View our compatibility guide here. If your device is not listed on the compatibility guide, the best way to see if it works is to download the Merge EDU apps and test it out.

Using Merge EDU Apps

Merge EDU apps are specifically designed to give you a whole new way to learn science and STEM concepts using the Merge Cube. All Merge apps have amazing content available for free so you can jump right in and experience it for yourself, and when you're ready for full access to everything, a subscription is all that's needed (see below).

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Over 1000+ hands-on, true to life, digital teaching aids for science and STEM
Apple App Store for iOS | Google Play Store for Android

 

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Over 100+ interactive science simulations
Apple App Store for iOS | Google Play Store for Android


Merge Dashboard 
Upload 3D objects, browse content, find activity plans and STEM projects. 
Click here to visit the dashboard.

Free Trial

Get the full experience for free by signing up for a free trial! Follow the instructions below to create an account and unlock a free trial (no credit card required): 

  1. Visit https://dashboard.mergeedu.com/signup to get started.
  2. Continue “Without a Join Code”
  3. Choose your role - “Parent” or “Student” 
  4. If you choose “Student”
    • Create your account using a single-sign on option, or create a username and password (no spaces are allowed in your username)
    • Answer the “Account Recovery” questions
    • Your account is now created - Congratulations! You are now logged into the Merge EDU Dashboard where you can browse content, upload your own 3D objects, and find helpful resources.
  5. If you choose “Parent”:
    • Create your account using a single-sign on option, or enter your email address and create a password (no spaces are allowed in your username)
    • Enter the required information: First Name and Last Name, and optionally your role and phone number.
    • Congratulations! Your account is created. Be sure to check your email to Activate your Account
    • Tap finish. You are now logged into the Merge EDU Dashboard where you can browse content, upload your own 3D objects, and find helpful resources.

If you’re an educator trying out Merge EDU for your school, visit this following help article for directions on starting the Educator Free Trial.

Subscription

If you are an individual user, you can subscribe to Merge EDU apps using your app stores payment system following the directions below:

Merge Explorer:

  1. Open Merge Explorer and tap theimage5.jpgmenu icon
  2. Tap “Subscribe Now”
  3. Select the “Individual” option
  4. Follow the steps on screen to finish activation

Merge Object Viewer:

  1. Open Merge Object Viewer and tap theimage5.jpgmenu icon
  2. Tap “Subscribe Now”
  3. Select the “Individual” option
  4. Follow the steps on screen to finish activation

If you signed up for a free trial from within the Merge Explorer app, your free trial will automatically convert to a paid subscription after the 7-day free trial period ends. 

If you want to cancel your individual subscription, it must be done through your device's app store. See this help article for more information about cancelling an individual subscription

If you signed up for a free trial online as a teacher or school, contact our sales department to activate your education license.

Activation Code

We no longer require the activation code to use the Merge Cube, so you’re safe to discard the activation code found inside your Merge Cube package.

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Using your Merge Cube with Instagram

Did you know that you can use your Merge Cube on Instagram? Visit the help article below to learn how:

Using your Merge Cube on Instagram

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How-to Guides

Follow these how-to guides to learn and create with holograms you can hold!

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