Intel Unveils Shooting Star Mini Drone

By Mike Ball / 10 Jan 2018
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Intel Shooting Star Mini drone

Intel introduced its new Shooting Star Mini drone at the CES 2018 show, and set a new Guinness World Records title for most UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) airborne simultaneously from a single computer indoors, flying 100 of the drones as part of an indoor drone light show.

The Intel Shooting Star Mini drone is the company’s first drone designed and built from the ground up to enable indoor light show experiences. It is designed with safety and creativity in mind with a super-lightweight structure and propeller guards. Its light source can create more than 4 billion color combinations designed for visually stunning aerial displays.

This drone is the counterpart to the Intel Shooting Star drone that has been in use around the world at music festivals like Coachella, marquee sporting events, celebrations across Asia and more. The new Intel Indoor Location System powering the Intel Shooting Star Mini drones expands Intel’s possibilities for entertainment by allowing the drones to maintain position and navigate indoors without GPS to create drone light shows.

Intel previously set a Guinness World Records title when the company flew 500 Intel Shooting Star drones simultaneously on Oct. 7, 2016, outdoors in Hamburg, Germany. In doing so, Intel beat its own previous record of 100 drones in less than a year.

Intel is looking to collaborate with partners to create new indoor entertainment experiences with the Intel Shooting Star Mini system.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact