Design: Nintendo Wii U Controller Prototyped Using 3D Printing
Nintendo designers iterated on dozens of prototypes to get the perfect shape for the Wii U gamepad controller. How? 3D printing.
Hardware developer Masato Ibuki commented: “I made such a huge amount that I don’t even remember how many! (laughs) This time, instead of using the designs as it had come out of the 3D printer, we actually received approval for design with something that all the team members including myself whittled by hand to make fine adjustments to the 3D printed objects in the company workshop.”
Below is a virtual tour of the Wii U GamePad.
Via The Examiner.