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Hanno Braun

making and small-scale manufacturing


I have a daily habit of working on side projects, and I've come to appreciate the benefits of tracking that habit out in the open. If I'm doing work on a software project, I track that on GitHub. If it's more hands-on, I like to post an update here.

  1. It's been quiet here for a while! I've been sick, and decided take a break from most of my work.

    Well, now I'm back, so expect some more noise here, if nothing else.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!