The Cricut Explore is a crafting machine about the size of a professional inkjet photo printer.
It's even more like a printer when opened up, with a cutting head and the loading tray.
The loading tray has a small compartment to store crafting tools.
The machine's cutting head has two slot for the drawing pen (slot A) and the cutting blade (slot B). It can work with two tools at a time.
You can substitute the drawing pen with this scoring pen, whcih is not included in the package.
Here's the smart dial that help quickly pick among a few popular material tuypes.
Here's the machine with the cutting mat on which you place the material that you want to cut, draw, or score on.
It can cut many different types of materials into different paterns and shapes precisely according to the design.
Cleaning the surface of the mat after each cut can be a lot of work.