Light shows are nothing new and have been used to create great visual effects for years, but drones are now muscling in on the act with synchronized light shows.
EHang a drone manufacturer put on a display of 1000 GhostDrone 2.0 to mark the Chinese Lateran festival a great show but Intel are leading the way
Intel have now broken their own record at the Korean Winter Olympics with over 1200 drones performing an amazing display and showing the world what their shooting star drones are capable of.
Kicking off the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, viewers from around the globe were treated to a record-breaking light show during the opening ceremony. Intel is providing drone technology at the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Famous outings for Intels shooting star drones have included the American super bowl, a previous record of 500 drones synchronized outdoor set in Germany and evening displays at Disney springs, in collaboration with Walt Disney to create an Christmas holiday evening show for guests. Another event performed buy Intel which I could describe as a practice session in January 2018 was above the belagio in Las Vegas where 250 drones flew synchronized together with the fountains making a great start for 2018, but the Olympic opening ceremony has certainly earned them top spot. The hard work and effort Intels engineers and drone team would have put in must have given them a well deserved sense of achievement. The pre-flight paperwork must have been a real headache. A smaller show of the shooting star mini’s broke the 100 indoor drone record possibly more difficult due to obstacles tight spaces and the lack of GPS.
The Intel Shooting Star Mini drone is the company’s first drone designed and built to enable indoor light show experiences. It is designed with a super-lightweight structure and propeller guards for safety. Its light source can create more than 4 billion color combinations designed for visually stunning aerial displays. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Shooting Star drones. Intel is providing drone technology at the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The Work Horse – Intels Falcon 8+
But do not be fooled by Intels shooting star drones these guys have a serious work side as well and produce the Intel Falcon 8+ these are advanced commercially used drones with redundancy features and are used by CyberHawk a leader in commercial drone operations
The Intel Falcon 8+ System, an advanced drone with full electronic system redundancy, is outfitted for industrial inspection, surveying and mapping geared toward professionals and experts. (Credit: Intel Corporation)