Check out this great video from Channel9. They show how Mice and keyboards, or any hardware, goes from a drawing on a napkin to reality, something that can be manufactured.
Vince Jesus gives Clint Rutkas a tour of the Microsoft Hardware Model Shop (not to be confused with the Microsoft Research Model Shop) where napkin doodles become working prototypes and then eventually finished products like the Arc Touch Mouse.
3D Printers, C&C Machines and Paint Guns are just some of the toys this team gets to play with each and every day as they help design, create and evolve the Microsoft Hardware product line.
For more, head to the Next at Microsoft blog where Steve Clayton is covering Microsoft Campus Tours all this week.
Thanks Steve Clayton for the post! http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2011/05/04/a-tour-of-microsoft_1920_s-model-shop.aspx