Adaptive Tech & Consulting is going to Nicaragua!

This November I will be traveling with a small team to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Our mission is to kick start a small 3D printing lab that will be located in the community library.  We are asking for your help!

Here's the idea...

We would like to purchase a few 3D printers, a computer, and all of the necessary startup consumables to be installed in the very popular San Juan del Sur Biblioteca . While there, I will be personally training many staff and volunteers how to use this equipment, how to train patrons on the equipment, and how to help local entrepreneurs utilize 3D printing and computer aided design to prototype their ideas. And much, much more! How cool is that! 

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Star Hill Ranch 

Architectural Diorama

Star Hill Ranch Website

This architectural diorama represents the popular venue Star Hill Ranch. Located just outside of Austin Texas, this location hosts many weddings, events, and has even been featured in 2002's "The Alamo" and 2016's "Hell or High Water" and many TV shows.

The main street of Star Hill Ranch was laid out under the guidance of an award winning motion picture production designer. All of the buildings were constructed between 1850 and 1935, and have been relocated from around central Texas.


Modeling Process

Using only photographs of the site, each building was modeled in Autodesk Fusion 360.

Diorama Base

The base was created by projecting the site using Google Earth and tracing the roads followed by measuring each building for correct scale.

Media used

The base was created using model railroading scenery materials.

3D Printing

All building models were 3D printed using Matterhacker's Pulse 3D printers and PLA plastic. Finished by hand painting.


After all buildings were put in their spots, model railroad scenery trees and shrubs were put in place.


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