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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


This design for an external adapter lets you use a computer power supply without modifying it. Read more »


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


Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to... Read more »


Prank your friends and co-workers by modifying one so that it plays a bird chirping, gun fire, or other sounds. Read more »


Need to shovel the snow off your driveway? Build on these first. Read more »


Snowfall is often just measured by its depth in inches (or centimeters). But there are other important factors to consider. The density, the temperature, and the crystal shape all greatly affect how the snow behaves when you try to work with it. So it might be useful if we also... Read more »


Many computer video games involve a lot of rapid mouse clicking. But there are limits to how fast your finger can click and how long you can keep it up before your hand starts to ache.┬áSo I modified a mouse to add a rapid fire button to it. That way... Read more »