Intel Debuts Their Shooting Star Drones During the 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

300 drones illuminate the sky in a magnificent LED light show

Intel left viewers amazed with another astounding drone-operated light show during the 2018 Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony. The team continued to push the limits and put on yet another great show, compared to the record-breaking 1,218 Shooting Star drone light show during the opening ceremony. During the closing ceremony, the team illuminated the sky with various colorful animations, such as a white tiger and the Olympic mascot.

These light shows are pushing the boundaries to sports entertainment, and they sure are a nice alternative to the more traditional, firework shows. Not only are they more energy efficient, but they’re lightweight and don’t emit the same amount or C02 as fireworks do.

What are Shooting Star drones?

The shooting star drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAV’s that are controlled by a set of computer operators. Each drone is programed with a specific algorithm that controls the color output, movement, and flight path of each drone. Pretty cool huh?


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Shakir Williams
Shakir Williams

A true creative with a penchant for the spiritual and natural order. She loves the Earth, almost as much as she loves writing about it.

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