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


In this project, I am going to show you how to make a tripod mount for your small solar panels. Read more »


How to solder using random objects that you might find lying around Read more »


I decided to build a bigger and stronger version of the helping hands tool using an adjustable floor lamp and some large spring clamps. Read more »


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 »