Drawings formed by drones in the sky attracted attention during the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. There were 1,824 devices with LED lights used in the show. Specific prices for the Tokyo show have not been released, but performances like this can cost upwards of $300,000. The information is from the G1 portal.
Moving images were formed by lights, in a synchronized presentation, which showed a huge globe above the Olympic stadium. The current record for simultaneous flight with drones belongs to the Genesis car brand, linked to Hyundai, which used 3,281 of them to celebrate its arrival in China in March this year, according to the portal. In the opening show of the Olympics, each drone has 4 propellers and uses electrical energy to move.
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To run a drone, the first step is to create the 3D presentation from a computer program. With the software, the team generates a preview of the movements and guarantees that the equipment will not bump into each other.
Drones calculate the trajectory needed to make images, such as the globe, based on commands. A single computer can be responsible for controlling up to thousands of drones, says the manufacturer of the devices. The company is also studying safe areas for the flight, the position of spectators and the best viewing angles for the show.
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