If you're willing to invest in some additional costs and have a fast Internet connection, the Cricut Explore can be a fun and useful machine for passionate arts and crafts do-it-yourselfers.
CNET editor Dong Ngo makes love, quite literally, out of a piece of shiny paper, using the Cricut Explore crafting machine, something he normally does with his bare hands.
The Cricut Explore is a printer that cuts.
The Provo Craft Cricut Cake is an automated cutting tool that produces edible creations. Designed to be used for cake decorating, the food-safe gadget uses a cartridge system to allow for use with many different themes.
CNET's Ina Fried goes to her first Maker Faire. She took a pass on a giant bowl of paella, but said yes to on-demand poetry and to a giant cupcake costume.