We are always looking for new ways to work and support others in community information development. Over the next six months, we plan to support UNICEF to create maps during their household survey implementation in Somalia and Swaziland; write curriculum with local universities involved in technology training; and generally advise and establish knowledge resources for other organizations who are interested in participatory technology and community information development in order to support expansion of the concept beyond our own direct implementation.
I used to have a Cricut, but got rid of it when I discovered the Silhouette. The main difference is how you purchase your items that you cut. Cricut sells them in cartridges that take up space and cost lots of money. Silhouette sells the items individually in an online store much like iTunes. You pay per download and the selection is endless. The Cameo is the new Silhouette machine. They have discontinued the older, smaller one. You can still find them, but if you are going to invest I would for sure go with the Cameo. You will love it! Hope this helps!