Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

Don’t be daunted by switching your camera to manual, this easy to read cheat sheet will highlight the main settings and how they relate to a properly exposed photo.

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If you’re short on cash but handy with a sewing machine, this tutorial turns dirt cheap materials into a flexible, easy to pack, and extremely portable flash softbox.

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Why limit your glow stick fun to Halloween? With this DIY science tutorial you can create glow sticks anytime (and any size).

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If your copy of Google Chrome has taken on a sudden and inexplicable hatred for Shockwave Flash, we’re here to help. Read on as we show you how to tame Chrome and get it to play nice with Flash.

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While we’re confident How-To Geek readers have a pretty good handle on internet and computer security, it’s often difficult to convey good security practices to friends and relatives. Google’s Good To Know c...

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Your child wants to play with the new Cars augmented reality iPad app, but the ship time for the toys to your country is 4 months. What do you do? You hack your own. Read on to see the clever hack in action.

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They’ve been cruising through space for the last 34 years and soon, the Voyager probes will be the first man-made objects to exit our solar system.

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Once a week we round up some of the questions that come pouring into the Ask HTG mailbox and share the solutions with the rest of you. This week we’re looking at installing a second optical disc drive, awesome iPad RSS applications, and how to thoroughly remove apps in Windows.

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If you’re looking to add a little video game flair to your workshop, this awesome DIY HALO-inspired first aid kit is a pretty geektacular touch.

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Android: While we’d hope you’d never need it, clever researchers have figured out how to turn the camera on your Android phone into a makeshift Geiger Counter with nothing more than an app and some black tape.

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We harp on password security a lot around here and for a good reason. Security breaches are frequent and the best defense is a set of strong and varied passwords. Read on for a password refresher.

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The tiny robots from the Hexbug company are great little toys; this hack turns the basic Spider model into an autonomous robot.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite cable management tips. You responded and now we’re back with a roundup of your great tips and tricks. Read on to see how your fellow readers tame their cable clutter.

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MiniPwner is an inexpensive and portable device designed to allow the user to quickly gain access to a wired network for penetration testing or do a little war-walking to discover open Wi-Fi networks.

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This cute animated short about a pair of rabbit hunters and a carrot-obsessed bunny finishes with a twist.

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This week we’re looking at how you can score a free year of coding lessons, craft your own Grid-It gadget organizer, and how you can skip shredding sensitive documents if you’ve got a bucket on hand.

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This B737-800NG cockpit replica, two years in the making, is an amazingly detailed 1:1 build with a build in computer system and flight simulator. Check out the video to see it in action.

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If you’re looking for a way to add sound-deadening panels to your home theater on the cheap, this DIY guide written by an Acoustical Engineer will help you fix up your space without breaking the bank.

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Cut The Rope, a cute and addictive physics game based on the feeding of hungry “omnom” candy monsters, is now available for free in-browser play. Fire up your HTML5-capable browser and read on to play.

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Despite the advances in wireless technology the cable-free future we’ve all been waiting for hasn’t arrived yet. Whether you’re wrangling network cables, peripheral cables, or a nest of charging cables, we want to hear your cable clutter busting tips and tricks.

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Rather than simply rely on total downloads as a measure of worth, Quality Index compiles a meta rank by combining critical reviews from across the web into a weighted score. Read on to check out the top 10 games and apps from 2011.

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You’ve laid the last foot of wire, tested all the inputs, and ran your sound checks. Now it’s time to impress guests with a proper demonstration–check out these 10 movie scenes to find the perfect clip for your demo.

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Over at Hard-H20, a modding and hardware wiki, they share a well documented tutorial for taking a 2-wire fan (which is just power + ground) and upgrading it to a 3-wire fan (power + ground + tachometer). By following along wi...

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You have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, you have a printer, and you want to print things—the only problem is your printer isn’t AirPrint compatible. No problem, read on as we show you how to print to older printers.

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Whether you’re looking for an interface for your new DIY arcade cabinet or want to build a custom keypad for an application, this detailed tutorial will show you how to frankenmod an old keyboard into a new interface.

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