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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."

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I came across a design for a chandelier made from test tubes that were filled with colored water, so I decided to make my own version of the project. Read more »


Hanging plants are a great way to add some green to your house. I designed a simple system for raising and lowering hanging plants with an electric motor. Read more »

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Backyard games like Cornhole are a lot of fun. But you can make them even better by adding lights and sounds. By hooking up some simple electronics, you can make the board light up and play a victory fanfare whenever someone scores. Here is how to make it. Read more »


Everyone loves water gun fights in the summer. But you can always make something better by adding electronics to it. So I designed a set of water sensors and buzzers that will beep when they are hit with the spray of a water gun. This lets you play a game... Read more »


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


I designed a DIY motion-sensing alarm that is controlled by a resistor. When an intruder is detected, a siren sounds that can be deactivated by touch. Read more »


In this project, I am going to show you a simple method for creating custom box sets of whatever kind of media you are collecting. Read more »