Imagine firework displays that you can control in mid-air. That is the basic concept of the Shooting Star drones. It is beginning to transform the game with regards to breathtaking light demonstrations. For their recent outing, the tiny aircraft was demonstrated forming flying snowboarders and well-known Olympic rings for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea opening ceremony.
The Shooting Star drones first came out in early 2016, and after that, they have improved significantly. After originally collecting a Guinness World Record for the most drones in flight concurrently with a fleet of 100, Intel soon beat that with a 500-strong challenge and used its high-flying systems to Disney World for a Christmas-themed spectacle.
And now boasting more than a thousand performing Shooting Star drones in South Korea. Designed to form skiers, Olympic rings among other formations, Intel had prepared to release the drones at the time of the Opening Ceremony as a part of a live event, however, because of an “impromptu logistical modification,” it was left to just air a pre-recorded version as an alternative.
The flight really is pretty extraordinary and is easily the most remarkable example yet of how the Shooting Star drones can offer event organizers with fresh eye-popping sky shows. Designed with LEDs, they weigh only 700g each, and as we are able to see in the video, can be automated to stick to elaborate flight paths to develop tight-knit and amazing moving patterns in the sky.