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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


I recommend building your own pole-mounted grabber tool. Read more »

I always try to find ways to reuse the parts from my old electronics. I had a couple of old keyboards lying around, so I decided to use the keys to make alphabet refrigerator magnets. Read more »


How you can use a Joule Thief to charge batteries with low-voltage power sources. Read more »


Just for fun, I designed my own variation of a treasure hunt game Read more »


Have you ever wanted to sculpt something out of ice? Here’s an easy way to do it that doesn’t require a chainsaw. In this project, I will show you how to make a “hot wire ice cutter.” The design for this project is very similar to other types of hot... Read more »


In this project, I am going to give you a basic introduction to 3D printing pens and how to use them Read more »


When working in extreme temperatures it is important to monitor your body temperature. In freezing weather, your fingers and toes get numb and you can develop frostbite without even noticing it. Likewise, if your core body temperature drops too low, you can start to start to suffer the effects of... Read more »