Apart from the new software improvements, Facebook is also being the in the hardware business is an old news. In case you haven’t heard the company is building data servers, virtual reality goggles, and massive Wi-Fi drones. The company has acquired Nascent Objects for aid in building this kind of hardware. Tools to speed up the process of building hardware prototypes is what Nascent Objects, a small Silicon Valley startup make. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed but upon completion, the Nascent Objects team will join the Facebook’s building 8, the secretive initiative for building hardware.
Instead of months or sometimes years delivering a hardware product and designing a building in weeks, said Regina Dugan, head of Building 8. She also added together they are hoping to create hardware at the speed of software. After poaching Dugan a former DARPA chief from Google the company announced the building 8. She was handling a similar hardware unit called ATAP (Advanced Technology And Projects) at Google. Complete with heavy duty milling machines, electrical labs, and workbenches Facebook has announced a state-of-the-art facility called Area 404 for building hardware at its Menlo Park, California campus. During the announcement of the acquisition Nascent Objects said in a post on its website that its technology combines circuitry, 3-D printing and hardware designs. But modular electronics is what makes the company different from others, allowing users to swap out interchangeable hardware parts.