Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1218 drones

Intel's drones are large LED lights with propellers and sensors attached. They weigh less than a pound

Intel's drones are large LED lights with propellers and sensors attached. They weigh less than a pound

Last-minute "impromptu logistical changes" kept Intel from performing its 1,200 drone light show during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The live show was meant to be a pared down version of the feat, with 300 drones flying at the end of the opening ceremony, but that too was scrapped. Intel says the Guinness Book of World Records has recognized the 1,218-drone performance as setting the record for "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously".

"And while more drones does provide a broader canvas, it perhaps more importantly affords a better sense of depth".

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The synchronized flight of 1,218 Intel Shooting Star drones broke Intel's previous record of 500 drones, flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016.

The 2018 Winter Olympics Ceremony opened with a bang, literally.

Because Intel's drones had never flown in such cold temperatures, members of the drone light show team ventured to the Alps to test how they would operate in minus 10-degree Celsius weather.

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The drones are lightweight and are the only ones of their kind, built specifically for outdoor light shows, according to Intel. We would greatly appreciate it, if you would consider the offers of our advertisers or would buy your next drone or drone accessories through one of our partners such as DJI, Parrot, Yuneec or retailers such as Amazon, B&H, BestBuy or eBay. Everything is managed from a central computer system, which coordinates the drones on the fly based on things like individual battery life and GPS signal. Built-in LED lights allow for 4 billion color combinations.

"We are honored to have Intel drones playing several roles at the Olympic Games", said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot. They can be easily programmed for any animation.

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