Jason Poel Smith

Jason Poel Smith

My name is Jason Poel Smith. I have an undergraduate degree in Engineering that is 50% Mechanical Engineering and 50% Electrical Engineering. I have worked in a variety of industries from hydraulic aerial lifts to aircraft tooling. I currently spend most of my time chasing around my new baby. In my spare time I make the how-to series "DIY Hacks and How Tos."

Latest from Jason Poel Smith

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This gripper takes advantage of "jamming" semi-fluid coffee grounds. Read more »

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Most soldering irons are either on or off; it would be much more useful if you were able to change the temperature of the iron. So I designed a simple control circuit that will let you adjust the output of a heating element. Read more »

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Racing toy cars, like Pinewood Derby or CO2 dragsters, is a lot of fun. But if you want to compare the results of multiple races, you need be able to accurately record the finishing times of each one. To do this, I designed a timer circuit that will automatically record... Read more »

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Combine building blocks and your favorite pictures to make fun custom puzzles. Read more »

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Folding clothes is a boring and laborious chore. So speed up the process by making a folding board out of cardboard and duct tape. Read more »

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How to fuse old plastic bags together into thick recycled sheets you can use in your projects. Read more »