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Photography 101 – How to Use Rule of Thirds to Take Better Photos!

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Well, it’s been about 7 months since I bought a Canon 7D, my first DSLR camera.  Today I learned something new, there’s this thing called “Rule of Thirds” where you divide your subject into 9 equal rectangles.  Now, try fitting your objects into these imaginary lines to take better photos.

I wish I had learned about this earlier.  Well, I will definitely try this out and feel free to leave comments on this subject.

Here we have come to one of the cornerstones of photography, the rule of thirds. This introduces a science to this art. The human

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NES Hacks – How to Make a USB NES Controller!

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Running out of ideas on what to do with your old NES controller?  No worries, convert it into a USB NES Controller!

In this instructable, I will show you how to hook up a Nintendo Entertainment System control pad to an arduino, the arduino is in turn running a special sketch that allows it to show up to a PC as a USB HID joystick!

Also see more NES stuff on Zedomax.com!

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UPS Hack – How to Get More Capacity and Battery Power from a UPS!

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UPS (Uninterruptible power supply) is a great way to insure that none of your real-time applications shut down while working if the power goes out for some reason.  Of course, UPSes aren’t cheap these days and they can cost you an arm and a leg but there’s a UPS hack that can help you get more capacity and bettery life by adding car batteries to it.  What a great idea huh?  Your new hacked UPS should last you at least 3-20 times longer.

Now I have a great idea for all those UPS com

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Glass DIY – How to Make Stained Glass Objects!

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Stained glass objects and artwork may complement your home better than anything else, especially if you can make them yourself.  Here’s a great instructable on how to do just that.  My only suggestion is to not go overboard and fill your whole house with stained glass objects, especially if you have kids running around. 😛

This instructable will show how to make stained glass objects. This process is good for such objects but is not recommended for windows. For this, you will need to know how to solder. You can make 3D items or sun catchers, they make great gifts.

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Photography DIY – How to Make a Fish Eye Lense for Nikon DSLR!

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Wow, here’s a really innovative way to convert your Nikon DSLR into a fish-eye camera that can take some really awesome lookin’ photos.

I got the inspiration to do this Instructable while reading another Instructable that accomplished the same “fish-eye” effect using a PVC reduction pipe and an entry door viewer.

There was concern in the prior Instructable about around scratching the lens so I wanted to solve that problem in my easy to build fish eye lens as well as make a version which is easy to use, remove, etc.

I decided to modify the design

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Garden DIY – How to Make Asian-Style Stepping Stones!

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Interestingly, I am noticing more of my non-Asian friends have more-Asian feel to their homes.  Of course, you don’t have to be Asian to have Asian home decorations.

Here’s an awesome DIY that shows you how to make Asian-style stepping stones.  (And let’s stay away from calling Asian things “oriental”, that has been classified as a “racist” term the last time I checked.  I didn’t really mind this term until I took Asian American class i

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Hair DIY – How to Cut and Dye a Mohawk Hairdoo!

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One of my friends can suddenly come up with a big mohawk, I dunno how he does it but every time we hit the rave scene he will have that mohawk ready.

Well, you can have a mohawk hairdoo too, someone decided to explain it all on instructables.com.  It’s not really big as my friend’s mohawk but this still beat 99% of the population with boring hairdoos.

This Instructable will give the tips and tricks to cutting a real Mohawk. This is guaranteed to produce the meanest looking mohawk on the block. We even show you how to apply hair dye to the finished product. This is

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Solar DIY – How to Build a Solar Cooling System for the Summer!

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Solar systems have been appearing everywhere these days including the new Prius which practically cools itself while parked out in the sun.  Well, this technology isn’t so hard to understand or apply, simply get some solar panels and hook it up to a cooling device.

Okay, maybe it’s not that easy but here’s a great DIY that shows you how to do that.

This instructable will tell you how I went about building a 12v Solar setup to run my Air Cooler during our hot Summer and a 12v 120 litre Fridge/

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Speaker DIY – How to Make your own Custom Speakers!

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I used to be a complete bass-head, stuffed with bunch of 12″ woofers in the back of my car.  Well, although I am not such a bass-head anymore, here’s how you can become one by making your own custom speakers.

This Instructable will cover the entire process, from sourcing components, to tips and tricks, to exotic and inspiring finishing options.

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Scottish DIY – How to Make a Bagpipe out of a Garbage Bag!

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If you are hardcore Scottish, you might be interested to know that you can make a bag pipe out of a garbage bag, now you can afford to practice without paying for the real price.

This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bagpipe, but it works similarly and is fun to mess around with.

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