In the world of drone light shows, Intel has been the leader. During Intel’s 50th anniversary celebration, they flew 2,018 Shooting Star drones above Folsom, California breaking their previous World Record for most drones flown simultaneously. Intel had set the previous world record during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea where 1,218 drones fitted with LED lights were used to form shapes such as the Olympic rings and snowboarders.
Intel seems to be in competition against itself every time they create a new light show. From the 2016 light show that involved 500 drones, to the CES show that involved 100 Shooting Star mini-drones flown indoors from one computer. Now for their 50th anniversary, they had their biggest show ever involving 2,018 drones.
According to Anil Nanduri, the general manager and VP of Intel’s Drone division, their success has mainly been a result of the company’s innovative spirit that they were founded on 50 years ago. Intel’s drone division has made its name in the drone industry in just a few years and they are showing no signs of slowing down.
The Shooting Star drones were exclusively designed for entertainment purposes. They use programmable synchronization technology invented by Intel which makes it possible to create a variety of color combinations, animations, shapes, and more. The latest light show is perhaps the most complex show Intel has organized to date. The show included a rotating replica of earth, a human brain, and Intel’s logo. After the successful drone show, the team was awarded the new World Record.