How to make your own handy mascot!

If you are here, you have probably seen our cool introductory video of the new Barrii mascot and want to know how it was done and how to make one for yourself! You can download all the necessary files by clicking here and start designing a personalized mascot right away.

The video above will take you through the assembling process, and the video below will show how our particular design was made. You are welcome to copy and imitate, or create a unique mascot just for you. You can even change the 3D models into something completely different if you like! We would love to see a video of your mascot when you are done!

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How to powder coat at home

Whenever big industry needs to paint a metallic object, they tend to prefer powder coating. Powder coating is the process of using a static charge to electrically attract paint particles onto an objects surface evenly and reach tight spaces. It is particularly valuable in mass manufacturing since it is dependable and makes painting easy to automate with robots. But since the process is a bit more complex then just using a spray can, most hobbyist never powder coat any of their parts. But if you really want your parts to have that high production quality look, you should definitely watch this video from NYC CNC that demonstrates how you can use technique at home!

How to fix and optimize your airbrush

Many makers and crafters use airbrushes for those extra special details, but for a beginner it can be a bit vexing. Airbrush Action Magazine has a lot of information about this subject, and in this video airbrush legend Terry Hill walk us through the best error checking procedure and optimizing tricks to make your airbrushing problem much easier. If you are thinking about taking up airbrushing, you should definitely watch this valuable tutorial!

How to etch metal at home

Have you ever seen a beautiful etched metallic object and thought “I wish i could do that..” Well guess what, you CAN do that! It doesn’t take a lot of toxic chemicals or expensive equipment, all you need is vinegar, salt, tape, a 9V battery, a Q-Tip and a stencil. Don´t believe me? Just watch this quick video from HouseholdHacker and be amazed of how simple it can really be!