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covewi
02-05-2017, 09:45 PM
Did you see the Super Bowl half time show? The sky was lit up by hundreds of Intel Drones. Now thats a new way to make a matrix.

Super cool video in this link.

https://www.recode.net/2016/11/4/13517550/intel-single-operator-fly-hundreds-drones-shooting-star

TazChaLet
02-05-2017, 09:56 PM
that is what Disney is doing now try and see if this link shows show videos https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=disney+drone+show&qpvt=disney+drone+show&FORM=VDRE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE4Uh4ADbM4



Did you see the Super Bowl half time show? The sky was lit up by hundreds of Intel Drones. Now thats a new way to make a matrix.

Super cool video in this link.

https://www.recode.net/2016/11/4/13517550/intel-single-operator-fly-hundreds-drones-shooting-star

Zeph
02-05-2017, 10:37 PM
Wow.

Are these guided into formation just by GPS?

As for the Disney display, I'm curious what's going on. Some images seem like a good size bunch of drones with one light each, like in the Intel drone video. But then they show a denser grid with suddenly a quite a few more lights, and each cluster of lights seems to move independently, while the lights within the cluster say fixed relative to each other. This makes me think of some kind of multi-light structure lifted by the drones. Is that what's going on?

leeweber85
02-06-2017, 01:01 AM
I find it interesting that they actually have "backup" drones to takeover / fill-in if something causes one of them to fail.

http://wrd.cm/2kDt8PO

The lights the crowd held in their hands were neat too. They definitely had them synchronized similar to a matrix/grid display.

Did they use something like an espixel controller and organize people in the exact spots holding the the correct light. Or did they use GPS to somehow address each light based on its current position at the time?

MrSmoofy
02-06-2017, 09:29 AM
I find it interesting that they actually have "backup" drones to takeover / fill-in if something causes one of them to fail.

http://wrd.cm/2kDt8PO

The lights the crowd held in their hands were neat too. They definitely had them synchronized similar to a matrix/grid display.


Did they use something like an espixel controller and organize people in the exact spots holding the the correct light. Or did they use GPS to somehow address each light based on its current position at the time?

I believe they do it over the lake as well so if they fail they just fall into the lake and not into the viewers.

iflights
02-06-2017, 09:36 AM
Lights in the audience: Not GPS, infrared blasters control the effects.

Sure looked like something that PixMob would have easily pulled off. https://pixmob.com/en/projects/

covewi
02-06-2017, 10:37 AM
Besides backup drones they actually have a backup drone operator - just like a co-pilot - in case something happens to the operator.

DanDan
02-06-2017, 10:57 AM
I was at Disney Springs over the holiday's and watched the show. It was not impressive at all. It looked ok last night but from what I read that was not filmed live for the halftime show. It was prerecorded and put on Tv to look like that.

Dan

iflights
02-06-2017, 11:27 AM
Here's an interesting and current read on this topic.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/05/intel-powered-the-drones-during-lady-gagas-super-bowl-halftime-show/

DanDan
02-06-2017, 06:05 PM
I read one of the comments and it states it was not done live.

abslte23
02-06-2017, 07:57 PM
Thought this was always pretty interesting https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5pouv4/18_months_ago_i_didnt_know_how_to_code_im_now_a/

Basically sends high frequency sounds to a smartphone to play along with the music based upon a seat number

covewi
02-06-2017, 08:58 PM
I downloaded the XT Audio Beacons app and tried the demo - cool!

danozfw
02-07-2017, 11:40 AM
I read one of the comments and it states it was not done live.

The drone video was filmed earlier in the week because the FAA had Temporary Flight Restrictions(No Fly Zone) over the stadium during the game.

djulien
02-20-2017, 01:24 AM
Here is one with 1,000 pixels/drones:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zarZ0fDelg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zarZ0fDelg

Hmmm, maybe we should do a Group Buy. :)

don