What is a prototype? There are almost an unlimited number of answers to that seemingly simple question.
For partner Amalgam Modelmaking, a prototype is usually a physical object or mechanism, but to others it can be a purely electronic or virtual thing. Fundamentally any prototype is a development tool. A means to an end. A way of thinking through problems and answering the many questions that inevitably arise when developing something new. A problem-solving exercise if you will – and often something that can initially raise more questions than it answers. Yet it is better such questions are confronted earlier on than later.