Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

Nichole VegaFeb 12, 2018

The feat was a Guinness World Record for drones used in a performance, reported BBC. As more and more resources are invested in drone technology companies are eager to showcase some of the latest novelty and technical uses that drones could offer.

More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.

A new world record was set during the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, as 1,218 drones formed a giant snowboarder in the air above Pyeongchang, and morphed into the Olympic rings.

The Intel Shooting Star drone is a quadcopter that weighs 330 grams, and is constructed with a soft frame made of flexible plastics and foam.

Intel is among the corporate sponsors for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang that are taking the opportunity to promote its products and services before the global audience.

Unfortunately, the spectacle was pre-recorded, but do not worry, Intel will also be showing a 300 drone live performance during each of the medal ceremonies. All the drones for the shows are controlled by one computer and one drone pilot.

The drones are lightweight and are the only ones of their kind, built specifically for outdoor light shows, according to Intel. Each one of the drones weighed approximately eight ounces and averaged a 20-minute flight time.

As impressive as the drone performance might be, Intel isn't done. It features built-in LED lights able to create over 4 billion color combinations. The intention is for the drones, hovering about 400 feet off the ground near the stadium, to wow the Olympic Stadium crowd with light-beamed illustrations of Olympic rings, a peace dove and other images. The performance also surpassed the 300-drone salute that was pre-recorded with Lady Gaga for Super Bowl LI past year.

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