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"As it turns out, bring 1,218 of those drones into harmony doesn't present much more of a logistical challenge than 300, thanks to how the Shooting Star platform works". 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.
"And while more drones does provide a broader canvas, it perhaps more importantly affords a better sense of depth".
One of those practice runs, in December, presumably involved the record-setting 1,218 drones. It features built-in LED lights able to create over 4 billion color combinations.More news: Arsenal share Kanu's classic against Tottenham ahead of North London derby
This drone swarm kicked off a sequence of events where snowboarders wearing illuminated clothing as they carved up the mountain.
In addition to the drone show for the opening ceremony, Intel designed and developed custom animations keyed to different sports for the Olympics' nightly victory ceremonies.
Thousands of glittering drones filled the night skies of PyeongChang at the tech-savvy 2018 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday, impressing Olympic viewers worldwide. "But still, I do think the drone performance itself was very impressive".More news: Omarosa: Many people want to stab me in back
"The Olympics is all about pushing boundaries", Anil Nanduri, general manager of Intel's Drone Group told CNN Tech. "Not unlike the athletes competing in the events, we continue to push to innovate and develop the drone technologies that inspire people all over the world".