A little bit something about myself and our life in Ningbo, China. Ningbo is a home of 7 million people, 2 hours away on high speed train from Shanghai, and only an hour away from Hangzhou. Just a hop skip away. Ningbo is good compromise between urban life and nature, and the campus is our home. Matt Read More
It is that time of the year again, Life Cycle time. The 4 days endurance ride covering up to 540km in Zhejiang province. We will be riding next week, from October 3rd to 6th. A much bigger riding team (18 cyclists) and a logistics team. Stay tuned for updates. In the meanwhile, here is a Read More
Have been using Scrivener for more than two weeks as a writing software, and I have to say it is a sturdy way of writing. A regular word processing software is commonly regarded as not the most optimum environment to write big chunks of writing. Also yesterday I had a chance to attend a LaTeX Read More
It is that time of the year again. The festive season, only a few sleeps to Christmas. I hope you are enjoying the season wherever you are, maybe with a lovely family gathering, whoever you are with. 2017 will be a big year for me as I am approaching my PhD theses submission. You might Read More
Just a wee of fun, a short video in YouTube (embedded on this page) about a leather shop in Hefeng Creative District in Ningbo. Joan took me there to see her teacher, and I have been meaning to learn about leather crafting for ages. The teacher let me made a very simple key chain. Fun Read More
An article written by me about a fun afternoon introducing angklung, a traditional bamboo shaker instrument. Commonly found in South East Asia including Indonesia, we (GKI and Djas Merah) hoped that our audience enjoyed the sound of angklung. As Indonesian, I had a go since I was a little kid in elementary school. Please get in Read More
Hiya! Slightly off topic here but I just want to share the recipes I compiled. I shared it in my social media to encourage others to share their ultimate recipes too, and do not intend to bombard my website with pictures of home cooked food. I have to do it here due to the internet Read More
The latest iteration my F450, it became the foldable carbon fibre DH410 frame which fits into a normal rucksack. The longish shape makes it easier to navigate around, in comparison with the F450 with its pure X shape, very light too. The general idea is to tremendously increase its portability. Matt is working on it Read More
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope we will ace 2016! Happy holidays! And for you who are enjoying the festivity with your family, cherish it (with an envious tone)
As a Campus Teaching Committee representative, I am representing doctoral degree students across faculties on campus and set this site up. It has been a difficult journey to find a free forum platform that is accessible in this part of the world (in fact I created several forums), but the wait is over. Click here Read More
We all have been through the ups and downs. A good friend Joy Bailey sent me a link to Jobs.ac.uk’s, and I found it really helpful listening to other people’s experience. Most importantly the coping strategy. I am glad Joy passed the information along, so here I am sharing it with you. Here is the link.
The current (almost full) F450 set up, except the FPV camera, after endless of iterations and crashes. Specifications: Frame: genuine DJI F450 Flight controller: Pixraptor (upgraded Pixhawk) Speed controllers: DJI 30amp opto (x4) Motors: QXmoto 4006 680kv (x4) Props: locally made carbon fibre 1155 T-motor pattern, Tarot self locking prop adapter Battery: 5400 25c 3s Read More
The third cycling and camping trip went really well. Selected pictures of the previous trip is here. On the trip last weekend we took one of our quadcopters, the F330. One of lots of videos is embedded (VPN is needed). Good fun, great time and fab company. Let us know if you are interested on more trips Read More
Some fun pictures of the university from F450 quadcopter this weekend. Took the shots from the FPV video capture.
We flew our quadcopter around campus a couple of days ago. The five minutes (sped up to double speed) YouTube video was when I took turn to fly it. Pardon the novice piloting skill, lacking of gimbal and inexperienced cinematography skill. Baby steps ey! Ever since I graduated from the Syma toy quadcopter, the F450 is just an Read More
The bike route cards are initiated by John Higham based on his experience biking with a set of printed postcard size cards. We piloted one of the usual route, the loop from UNNC to Dong Qian Lake via Park Hyatt Hotel. The idea is to provide cyclists with visual cues in form of photographs Read More