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Hanno Braun

making, automation, small-scale manufacturing


  1. I've taken down the preview product page for the customizable spacer I was planning to sell. Turns out, manufacturing a fully customizable product is really complicated, and I decided to go with something more manageable for my first product. I don't expect that to be a success anyway. It's all about learning.

    However, the software I wrote for making a customizable OpenSCAD model available on a website is somewhat interesting, so I made that public and published a note about it.

    As for the new product, I've settled on an idea and I'm currently working on the design. I'll let you know, once I have something to show.

  2. Did you see that Prusa XL announcement video? (There's also a blog post.) I mean, I'm not going to buy one; way too big for my needs! But man, those features. CoreXY, fully automatic first-layer calibration, tool changer, load cell sensor... if those are the signs of printers to come, I see more Prusa in my future.

  3. It took time, and some trial and error, but I've finally created a working slicer profile for NonOilen. With that in hand, and my printer back under control, I've restarted my effort to create a physical product. More on that soon!

    And since it's certain that I'll run into problems sooner or later, I want to be better prepared next time. Hopefully these books will help me step up my game!

  4. I found out yesterday that my newsletter sign-up form hadn't been working in Chrome. For months. Of course I had tested it regularly, but in Firefox.

    Well, now I know more about the pitfalls of cross-browser compatibility, and you can finally sign up to my newsletter. If anything's not working, please let me know!