Introducing the new Cricut Explore design-and-cut system! The Cricut Explore system blends an electronic cutting machine with Cricut Design Space, the free online design software, to help you make polished DIY projects. Create by using the hundreds of ready-to-make projects, the 50,000+ images from the Cricut library or by uploading your own images. You can even use the Cricut cartridges you already own! Cricut Explore is a design-and-cut system for making amazing, affordable DIY and craft projects. It’s the easiest way to turn an idea into a finished project: Just use Cricut Design Space, the free online software, to develop your unique designs before you cut and draw your creations. Be inspired and get creative with projects for home decor, parties, cardmaking, scrapbooking, school projects and more. Cricut Explore features Cut Smart technology which allows you cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision and a variety of materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, poster board and fabric, making it the most versatile electronic cutting machine for DIY projects. Say goodbye to complicated materials settings. Now you can get the perfect cut on nearly any material-just turn the Smart Set dial. The Cut What You Want tool makes it easy to convert your own design into a cuttable image in just a few clicks! Upload and cut .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely free. You can even cut fonts from your computer. Minimum system requirements for computers running the Windows operating system (OS) are Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. Recommended browsers include Internet Explorer 9+, Mozilla Firefox 17, Google Chrome 20 as well as a current version of Adobe Flash. Please reference the system requirements which are found on the bottom of the product box or in the “What’s in the box” pamphlet inside the box. Compare these requirements to your computer and internet provider specifications.