No magnetic devices should be placed in the vicinity of the plotter,specifically the carriage.
Take caution not to drop foreign objects such as pins or little screws into the cracks of the machine.
Please remove the power plug from live electricity if the machine is not in use for long periods.
Don't plug in or unplug serial/parallel/USB cables into the plotter while the power is on.
Don't leave pinch rollers pressed down while the machine is not in use.
Always connect the power cord to a grounded outlet.
Don't move the carriage manually.
Don't touch carriage, metal roller, cutter and all moving devices when the machine is working.
Place the machine in a stable area that is free of strong vibrations,electromagnetic fields, dust, moisture and/or direct sunlight.
Don't press the top beam or lift up the black rail.
The Cricut Explore Air is a die-cutting machine which can be used for a variety of projects from scrapbooking to card-making.
The Cricut can be used by FCFI Members and faculty for 3 hours within the Makerspace. It is available on a first come, first-served basis.
Materials which can be cut with the machine include:
Express yourself with a personalized button pin! Our button maker kit includes a button making machine, a circle punch, and a book to inspire your designs.
Signup for an Online Button Designer account to design your own button.
For inspiration or information, or to purchase supplies, visit People Power Press.
FCFI Members and faculty
The Button Maker can be borrowed by FCFI Members and faculty for 3 days, and can be booked in advance by contacting a Makerspace Technician. You must provide all materials for making buttons.
To use the Vinyl Plotter you must first complete the Vinyl Plotter Caution & Safety Quiz and the Code of Conduct and Safety quiz.
Take the Vinyl Plotter Caution & Safety Quiz
You must also take a hands on class, meet with a Makerspace Technician for scheduling.
You need a score of 100% to pass and can take the quiz multiple times.