Have a jolly Christmas

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 hear less from me (and I will be anti-social more or less the entire year)  as I will hold into all data until my viva and revisions. Then after all that this website will be a sharing platform for what I have learnt throughout the years. Have a lovely time and treat yourself a little with a Christmas break 🙂 Hohohoho!


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Leather craft making

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 morning indeed. Would love to learn more 🙂

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Angklung goes to HD Ningbo

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 touch if you want to learn more about angklung ([email protected]) and hope you have a pleasant read. Bye for now.

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14 quick idea recipes

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 great firewall where I currently live (you know what I mean!!).

Quick meals for busy days 🙂 I know we can always browse, but sharing what’s from your own kitchen is slightly different isn’t? The 14 quick recipes, click the hyperlinks. The file size is 8.74MB, might take sometime so stay back and chill :) 20160503b_14 quick recipes_Mia Tedjosaputro

Alternatively, the reduced pdf version (not recommended to read the texts) is here, 1.38MB: 20160503b_14 quick recipes_Mia Tedjosaputro_lowres

Hopefully you will find it interesting and encourage you to do yours too. Let me know!

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The sleek DH410 foldable quadcopter

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 and I cannot wait to test whether with the gimbal, we will get jello free aerial footage or otherwise. And it might be set for the spring break festival trip in a couple of weeks time, who knows.

Previous F450 set-up can be found here.

And we will have the DJI F450 frame to do some experimental work, like paintings etc! Woot woot!


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What a 2015..

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) 🙂


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Comment box for all UNNC’s doctoral deg students

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 to leave thoughts, comments etc. We want to hear your bad and good experiences in UNNC.

Enough talking about me, time to share your ideas and experience. Indeed, the time our voices are heard. Go on then! Note: the girl is not me. It was a template from Wix 🙂

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Re-post: PhD Life Vlogs

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.

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latest evolution of the F450

The current (almost full) F450 set up, except the FPV camera, after endless of iterations and crashes.


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

LEDs: generic RGB

GPS: Ublox M8N

Power module: Happy Model 3amp 5.37v

Landing gear: generic foam padded

Gimbal: generic 2D with Alexmos controller

Gimbal/transmitter battery: Turnigy 800ma 30c 3s

Camera: GoPro Hero4 Black

FPV transmitter: Skyzone TS 5823 mini 200mw

Antenna: 5.8GHz generic CPL

(pssttt, don’t get too impressed. Matt ran me through the specs! )


In the very near future we would like to get a folding carbon fibre frame to take this bad boy to Indonesia in January, main concern is the portability. The F330 Mark I (currently in Nige’s possession in England) used to do the job, but it struggles to take the weight of GoPro and gimbal. The F450 barely fits in the drone backpack, and due to airlines regulations for luggage, we’ll go for a folding frame.

The DJI F450 is our first quadcopter, thank you to our friend Josh. After the F450, Matt (he is the engineer and the brain of all the quads. I am just an aerial photography & videography enthusiast after all) has built a F330 Mark I. Subsequently he built F330 Mark II as the crash quad which I find it more difficult to drive, and now we are waiting for bits of the new racing quad QAV210. Propellers have arrived, they are minuscule!

The F450 is my personal quadcopter and fit my style of flying. It is like a girly quad, easy to control and has lots of fun functions (such as Follow Me, Return to Launch, etc) but also less nimble, less swooshy and less acrobatic. It is the videography quad basically. Matt always pushes me to fly the F330 Mark II (it does not have GPS) from time to time, just to remind me how to fly a “real” quad without an aid from a good flight controller. That’s an update from us. Way to go to be a better pilot, but we’ll keep on trying. Bye for now.

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