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Intel's Winter Olympics Light Show Featured A Record-Breaking 1218 Drones

Intel's Winter Olympics Light Show Featured A Record-Breaking 1218 Drones

Still, 300 of them made a live appearance at the opening ceremony, forming the shape of the Olympic rings.

As stated by Natalie Cheung, Intel's general manager of drone light shows, "In order to create a real and lifelike version of the snowboarder with more than 1,200 drones, our animation team used a photo of a real snowboarder in action to get the ideal outline and shape in the sky".

The feat was a Guinness World Record for drones used in a performance, reported BBC.

The synchronized drone show has gotten the public wondering about the mechanics behind the performance, which will be added to the Guinness World Records for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously".

Tech giant Intel says unexpected last-minute "logistical challenges" forced it to scrap plans to launch hundreds of small drones that were to put on a light show as part of the pageantry at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

An army of high-flying drones expected to light up the sky at the opening ceremony of the Olympics was grounded.

Drones fly to make the Olympic rings.

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.

Each of Intel's foam and plastic drones is equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combos. Previously held by Intel's high water mark of 500 drones flying together in 2016, the 1,218 drone flight will be a historic one.

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. The drone production included some other impressive sky Olympic themes animations including a moving snowboarder.


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