Well, before you can attach the parts, you need a hatch and a base. Luckily for Project Egress, Microsoft stepped up to the task of building the 65-pound hatch replica as well as the 140-pound steel display stand. And let us tell you, it was quite an engineering challenge, requiring a team of many ... several of whom attended the live build at the National Air and Space Museum. They MAY have been horrified to watch as Adam HAMMERED a stubborn part in. But we'll never tell.
Continue reading for more on Microsoft's Advanced Prototyping Center and their contribution to Project Egress.
Artist statement: The Advanced Prototyping Center is located on Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, WA. where it serves as a hub of collaboration for product makers to come together and realize the next generation of Microsoft hardware devices.
Those APC team members that were involved in Project Egress include:
• Eric Roth - CNC Machinist
• Chris Ward - CNC Machinist
• Jordan Little - CNC Machinist
• Connor Garrity - CNC Machinist
• Darrell Harvey - CNC Machinist
• Taras Shevchik - CNC Machinist
• Bianca Sullivan - Welder\Fabricator
• Dick Compton - Model Maker
• Thomas Randall - Model Maker
• Ryan Sparks - Model Maker
• Bryan Adams - Painter
• John Haley - APC Manager
• Randy Kinser - Engineering Architect
• Jay Trzaskos - Engineering Architect
Read more about the Microsoft team's mission and strategy here.