My daughter and I used it to make silly shadow puppets. She has now stolen it to use in her room for a nightlight. Which means her closet light doesn't have to stay on all night. AND this machine shuts itself off! I think after about an hour or so. It also comes with a built in speaker and audio jack, so you can plug your mp3 player or phone in to listen to music! It has a USB power, and comes with a plug in attachment.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion, and overall, I liked it and so does Ili. The only thing I was irked about is it came with no directions. Would have been handy to know about the capabilities of the machine up front, and not by trial and error.