2018 Winter Olympics Drones set a Guinness World Record


Over 1,200 drones brightened up the sky during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The number of drones that were used was a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones that were simultaneously flown, surpassing the previous record of 500 that was set in Germany in 2016. Both the records involved the Shooting Star drones of Intel.

The light show in South Korea was pre-recorded and used 1,218 drones. However, 300 of the drones made a live appearance during the opening ceremony. The drones formed the shape of the rings of the Olympics.

The drones of Intel each weigh a little over half of one pound. The drones have also flown above the crowds in Singapore. They also took the shape of the flag of the United States of America during the Super Bowl that happened last weekend, and at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 2017 in the shape of the logo of Wonder Woman. They are said to pop up throughout the duration of the Winter Olympics during medal ceremonies.

Each of the foam and plastic drones of Intel is equipped with various LED lights that can create over 4 billion colour combinations. The fleet is said to be controlled by one pilot and one computer.