James lives in Kitchener, Ontario. He quit his full-time job as a mechanical engineer to pursue his passion as an inventor. With the hope to inspire others into science, technology, and innovation for the sake of innovation, James documents his zany creations on his YouTube channel, called the Hacksmith.

Whether making adjustments to his home-made exoskeletons or creating functional prototypes inspired by fictional ideas in comic books, movies and video games; James is a mashup of MaGuyver ingenuity and playful Mythbuster engineering rigor.

He shows that all ideas are worth pursuing — even ones that have no commercial viability.