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Hanno Braun

making and small-scale manufacturing

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Hey, I'm Hanno! I'm a self-employed software developer and maker, living in the beautiful Odenwald region in Germany.


I work on Fornjot, an early-stage project to create a next-generation, code-first CAD application. I've been experimenting with this for years on the side, and it's now my main professional focus.

If you're interested, check out Fornjot's website or the GitHub repository. If you want to support the project, please consider sponsoring me.

Side Projects

I'm interested in making and small-scale manufacturing, and I'm working on a bunch of side projects related to that. I used to make (and occasionally sell) notebooks.

I'm also a big believer in open source, and do most of my work out in the open. Check out my GitHub profile or read my updates to follow along.

Latest Notes

Latest Updates

  1. A skid-steer loader standing outside.

    I had a fun Saturday! Worked on ripping out some thorny bushes, including their root systems. A real man (and machine) against nature kind of thing.

    Here's how it looked before:

    A real mess of thorny bushes growing on a small slope.

    And after:

    The same slope, but without any plant cover.

    It will take more Saturdays like this before I've cleared the whole property!

  2. Notebook #6, closed, on a table.

    Notebook #6 is finally done! Came out pretty good, all things considered.

  3. Notebook #6, back side of the cover shown. The rubber strap has been attached.

    Another tiny step of progress on notebook #6: The rubber strap seems to be attached well. The connection will become even stronger, once I've glued on the back side of the cover.

    Notebook #6, glue placed on the last end page, where the back side of the cover will attach.

    And I started doing just that. By next weekend, when I'm back here in the workshop, the glue will have dried, and I can hopefully finish the notebook.