Steve Clayton: A Tour Of Microsoft’s Model Shop [Video]
Watch the full range of hardware prototyping that is done at the Microsoft Campus, from simple hand carved models to 3D printed objects.
This is possibly my favorite hidden space on Microsoft Campus – I found it within a few weeks of starting my new gig and everyone I have taken there has been blown away. Not only by the space but the team who works there…and the work they do.
What I love about the model shop is it’s not something people expect from Microsoft. When people visit, they initially ask why we have such a facility but soon realize that we make a good amount of hardware – mice, keyboards, webcams, headsets, Zune, Xbox and associated accessories. As you walk around the shop, it’s fascinating to see the full range of hardware prototyping that is done – from very simple models, carved by hand all the way through to 3D printed objects that are then finished in the paint room.