Tours are included in the Virtual Conference registration fee, but there is a separate materials charge for the Arduino session. Contact [email protected] with questions or concerns.



The National Museum of Toys/miniatures 

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures holds the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures deriving from the Fine-scale Miniature Art Movement that began in the 1970s. Assembled by collector and museum co-founder Barbara Marshall, the collection includes architectural works, room settings, and intricately made individual pieces. Join Laura Taylor, curator of interpretation, in exploring some of the museum’s most celebrated works made by artists from around the world.

Microsoft Advanced Prototyping Center  

Microsoft is not just software. We’ll be virtually visiting the Advanced Prototyping Center (APC), where Microsoft’s hardware and consumer products are developed, along with the occasional “extra” items.


NBBJ is a leading international architecture firm with offices throughout the world and has been named among the most innovative by Fast Company three times in the past five years. We’ll be seeing some of the most exciting work happening in architecture on our virtual visit.

Rothschild Patent Model Collection at Hagley Museum

The Hagley has become home to the world’s largest private collection of fascinating patent models. The Rothschild Patent Model Collection added more than 4,000 models to Hagley’s existing collection. We'll get a guided tour of the collection's highlights.

BARN - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network

BARN is an artisan/maker space on Bainbridge Island, WA where APMM member Chris Stanley lives. The various studios and shops at BARN are well-equipped with laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC machines, and a CNC router as well as standard woodworking tools and machinery. Chris will give us a guided tour of the place where he's enjoyed teaching and working.

Garmin International Industrial Design Model Shop 

Supporting an Industrial Design team of 70 designers and hundreds of engineers, Garmin International's 10-person Prototype Development Team stays pretty busy, creating everything from simple test fixtures to top-notch appearance models. Senior Prototype Developer Michael Scribner gives us a personal tour of the Garmin model shop, sharing the workspace and discussing tools and technologies.

Accurate Pattern, Inc. Model Shop

Detailed description coming soon...


Arduino Training Session  

Come to this full-length session and help design and build an animated marble run. We will be working with a variety of sensors, servos, stepper motors, regular motors, solenoids, relays and various LEDs. You may provide your own Uno Arduino Board and parts (list to be provided), or purchase a kit from us. ***This session has a separate materials charge and space is limited. Contact [email protected] to sign up.***


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