Add drones to the list of things you can now see at the Olympics.
Intel set a new record for most drones flown simultaneously as 1,218 drones flew over the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The drones recreated the shape of icons like a snowboarder and the Olympic rings.
Much like the Super Bowl in 2017 featuring Lady Gaga, the Olympics Intel drone light show was pre-recorded and superimposed on television so the drones wouldn’t have to do complex maneuvers over thousands of people in the stands and nearby.
The Intel Shooting Star drones are a type of drone specifically designed for entertainment purposes, equipped with LED lights that can create countless color combinations and easily be programmed for any animation. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot.
Intel’s drones have been serving as nighttime entertainment at events such as Coachella, the Super Bowl and Walt Disney World. They recently flew over the skies of Los Angeles for an event promoting Wonder Woman and over the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas for CES 2018.
Want to know the secrets behind how all these light shows work? You’re in luck, just in time for the Olympics! Join me in San Francisco THIS WEEK for an event with the General Manager for the Drone Light Show in the UAV Group at Intel Corporation, Natalie Cheung.
The event will be held Thursday, February 15 from 6-8 p.m. PST at the Samsung NEXT offices at 201 Spear Street in San Francisco.
Tickets are FREE and include complimentary refreshments! Reserve your ticket here.