It ought to be impossible to fly 500 drones all at once, let alone with just one person controlling them, but those clever chaps at Intel have done just that, and the results are truly breathtaking. Take a look at the world record breaking video which shows the effort setting up and the stunning end product.
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Last year they put 100 drones in the sky and broke a Guinness World Record, but now they have absolutely eclipsed that with this 500 Drone light show.
Such was the size of the experiment they actually had to get permission from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) before they took to the skies with their ‘Shooting Star’ drones.
Each drone weighs just over half a pound, and contains built-in LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combinations, and are caged for safety, which is a must when using the numbers involved in this.
Such is the technology behind them now-a-days that amazing it only takes one person to control all 500, although it technically is two people credited with flying them, but the second person is actually only there for backup purposes.
The results have to be seen to be believed, so check out the video below.
Intel hope the Shooting Star Drone and the system designed for the light shows, will eventually be able to be purchased for entertainment use, such as shows at theme parks, sports stadiums, and large public events. At the moment there is no release date.