A multitude of lights filled the sky in the shape of stars and the US flag at Super Bowl 51… But what were they? Turns out, they were drones!
In a stunning performance put on by Lady Gaga and the Super Bowl Creative Team, 300 drones programmed and commissioned by the famous tech giant Intel were sent into the sky early Monday morning as many Americans enjoyed what is known as one of the most highly televised events every year. The quadcopter drones were equipped with LED lights that can easily change colour with the capability to produce over 4 billion colour combinations. That’s a lot of colours! The 300 drones can even be programmed to produce different animations in the sky with ease. This innovation just reinforced the fact that drones are a fun, professional, and original way to add some pizzazz to creative projects.
Intel’s Shooting Stars have already been used at Disney, where they set a record for the most drones flying simultaneously at once, flying approximately 500 drones!
This topic does in fact bring forth the original debate of drones and whether or not they should be allowed in the general public, as some individuals have flown them over people and hurt others. The concept is something that we should think of moving forward.
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