Drones, proving the ever-versatile machine of the modern era, is now being more and more used as a replacement to firework presentations. Events around the world have been trying – slowly but surely – to replace the dazzle and awe of fireworks in the sky, with hundreds of drones creating light patterns in the clouds instead.
Dubbed as the Shooting Star System, this drone presentation elevates an already awe-inspiring spectacle in firework displays. Also, drone use reduces risk of fire accidents, human injury, and nauseous smoke that sometimes come with firework handling. The system also eliminates the loud noises that accompany firework detonations, making the display a lot more tolerable compared to regular firework exhibitions. It is definitely a modern day transition, leaving the gunpowder creation a thing of the past.
Behind the great minds of Intel, the technology behind these drone displays is a carefully programmed system that can control a mass of drones simultaneously. The drones then display light patterns with their equipment, similar to how computer screens or mobile phones create images and designs. These swarms of drones can illuminate the sky and amaze spectators, all behind safety and care from the navigators. Not only can these drones create magnificent pattern in the sky, the light shows also linger for a far superior time compared to fireworks, which disappear in a matter of seconds.
Drones are also capable of a far broader range in color display, unlike fireworks which can only provide one color most of the time. Drones can create massive patterns, pictures, shapes, and everything else, and these patterns can stay up in the sky as long as the drones are in the air. This brings newer opportunities such as storytelling, messages being shown, and everything in between.
At the topic of drone swarms, these devices not only prove useful for light displays, but they can also be used for scanning purposes. A group of drones can cover a lot more area than a search team on foot, leading to more efficient and fast-paced response times.