Intel’s Spectacular Drone Light Show Sets New Guinness World Record [VIDEO]

Intel Drone 100 light show sets Guinness World Record.

There were probably a few folks in Germany who looked up at the night sky a few weeks ago and thought they were witnessing the birth of Skynet. While that would’ve been a welcome sight for anyone suffering through Terminator Genysis at the time, the swarm of drones taking flight was actually part of a much more festive occasion: “Drone 100,” Intel’s record-setting drone light show.

“Drone 100” took place back in November, but Intel finally decided to share video footage of the event until Intel’s keynote address at the CES technology trade show last Wednesday. Produced in collaboration with Ars Electronica Futurelab, Intel’s spectacular light show featured 100 drones in the air above Flugplatz Ahrenlohe, Tornesch, Germany being controlled by a crew using PCs with Intel processors. The pack of drones were synched with an orchestra on the ground, whose live rendition of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony illuminated the sky with a show reminiscent of a brilliant fireworks display. While watching the light show is gratifying enough, the feat also boasts the distinction of setting the Guinness World Record for Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously.

Check out the “Drone 100” video up above to indulge in the biggest drone light show the world has ever seen.




Photo Credit: Intel

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A born and bred New Yorker, Nate was raised on '90s hip-hop and AND1 streetball mixtapes. In his early college years, he began writing for music blogs and YRB Magazine, while working one of the scummiest jobs known to man, mobile phone sales. He later joined The SOURCE as a Contributing Editor for the print magazine and He has written for XXL magazine, and, among other media outlets. On occasion, he still loses sleep over Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals. He often copes with the stress of being a lifelong Knicks fan by adding to his sizable sneaker collection or watching a George Carlin stand-up special.