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 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.
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.
Bye for now!
Ningbo Focus is a bilingual magazine in Ningbo, China. I answered some fun questions about Indonesia. good fun!
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 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:
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.
Update: currently we have the third quadcopter, the F330.
Cinta (Matt) flew it on campus today. It weighs close to nothing, 103gram in total (with the propeller guards and a tiny camera). We think it is the most sensible way for me to start with, before graduating to Cinta’s (more powerful) quadcopter. Baby steps!
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?”
27 Feb 2012.
An annual event in River Thames.. the main event of inter-college rowing races
May 2010. A lantern art festival along Singapore River, the promenade of The Fullerton Hotel.