Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It's a bird, it's a plane, no... it's drone lighting design!

Photo from CNET.com
This year's Super Bowl half time show, featuring Lady Gaga, included a pre-recorded lighting display made entirely using drones! Intel's 300 "Shooting Star" drones were equipped with LEDs and programmed to create colorful shapes in the sky, including a patriotic American flag. The display was granted a special dispensation from the FAA to fly up to 700 feet, which is the highest the "Shooting Star" drones have ever flown.

Check out the article on Variety.com to learn more and see videos of other LED drone lighting displays or check out CNET's article on why the Super Bowl display was pre-taped!

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