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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I am going to show you how to build a DIY emergency lighting system that will automatically turn on when the power goes out Read more »

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In this project, I am going to show you how to make giant dinosaur footprints. Read more »


I designed a simple LED Lamp with a sleep timer that will automatically dim itself over a set amount of time. Read more »

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You have just finished building an awesome electronics project. Now you need to find a housing for it. You could just stick it in a plain plastic box. But project enclosures that you buy from a store are expensive and are rarely the right size. So why not build your... Read more »


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 »