23-24 May 2015: Cycling and camping trip- aerial footage and pictures

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 to come. Or contact the captain: simon.dawson@qq.com. Bfn!

 

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Video: Flying the F450 quadcopter

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 amazing piece of equipment (thanks to Cinta– Matthew Wallwork, for the incredible problem solving and technical skills). Good news are Cinta will be building another quadcopter, F330, more aerobatic for flips and stuff. And we just placed an order for FPV and the goggles, super excited! Hope to get hold of the gimbal and 4k GoPro soon.

Here is the phenomenal UNNC’s (University of Nottingham–  the China campus) Chinese garden and English garden, hope you enjoy it.

The Nottingham geese were pretty excited when the quadcopter was upside down, they wanted to check it out. I took the picture this afternoon when I was trying to quietly pap them marching on the lawn, suddenly they made this move! Hillarious.

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Bye for now!

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Ningbo bike route card 1: UNNC – Park Hyatt – UNNC

 

hyatt route_cover2_contributorshyatt route_1The 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 with arrows. It is the shortest route we have so far, if you happen to know more routes, give us a shout.

Find the pdf (23 pages). last modified on 3 October 2016:

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MapMyRide Link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/523806116/

Updates: 3 October 2016, corrections on sequential problems.

Please drop a message if: 1) you would like higher resolution pictures 2) would like to borrow printed booklet or 3) update us with the vast changing environment by sending your picture so we can replace them. It is a collaborative effort at the end of the day!

Special thanks to contributors as mentioned on the booklet.

Bfn. Mia and Matt.

 

 

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The quadcopters

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetBoth of our quadcopters are unwell at the moment, we are waiting for the new bits and bobs from Taobao! Thank you CHome Service for the Taobao support.

Update: currently we have the third quadcopter, the F330.

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Crumpled chain

Mia Tedjosaputro_A3 PAPER_artwork competition

I submitted a proposal for an artwork competition, organised by the library.

The idea came on one fine afternoon, I had a chat with Matt about his surplus chain he was holding. His brand spanking new titanium chain. And I said “what can we do with that?”

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