Intel Shooting Star Drone light show have just broken their previous record by flying 500 drones at the same time to create an impressive light show. The Shooting Star Drones show is monitored by just two people, so I guess technically that means that one person can fly 250 Intel Shooting Star Drones at the same time safely, although since its all software controlled I am sure one person can operate 500.
Still its quite an impressive display of drone swarming technology.
Published on Nov 4, 2016,
Intel tested 100 Shooting Stars with good results. To commemorate the official release of the drone they discharged 500 Shooting Star drones at once, and even spelled out their logo. To perform the light show they had to get a Part 107 Waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has jurisdiction over drones.
Published on Jan 9, 2018,
On Monday, January 8, 2018, Intel launched 250 Shooting Star drones over the Bellagio and synced up a dazzling display in the sky with the ever popular Fountains of Bellagio show.
The Shooting Star Drones itself is a custom built for light shows, but has been made to be as small and lightweight as possible. Its a very lightweight plastic platform weighing in at just 280g with the main shell made of foam.
Published on Nov 25, 2016,
The frame also features a some prop guards which is sensible given that you will have 500 of these flying near a large crowd of people to avoid any injuries!
At the bottom of each Shooting Star Drone is a bright RGBW (red, green, blue and white) LED light that can apparently produce over 4 billion color combinations! So ideal for a light show.
Intel Shooting Star Drone Specifications,
- Type: Quadcopter with encased propellers,
- Size 384 x 384 x 93mm,
- Rotor Diameter 6’’ (~15cm),
- Max Take Off Weight 280g,
- Flight Time Up to 20 mins,
- Max Range 1.5 km,
- Max Tolerable Wind Speed 10 m/s,
- Max GPS mode Airspeed 10 m/s,
- Max Light Show Airspeed 3 m/s,
Published on Feb 14, 2017,