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See Drones Draw Shapes in the Night Sky

Recently, we saw drones dance with Cirque du Soleil. In this video, you can watch drones paint the sky with light. Ars Electronica Futurelab calls them “Spaxels”:

Spaxels (a portmanteau word from space pixels) are LED-equipped quadcopters. They make up a drone swarm that can “draw” three-dimensional figures in midair. They create an extraordinary visual experience and open up an unprecedented new dimension of aesthetic expression.

According to the website: “Swarm size for outdoor performances starts with 30 Spaxels, larger swarms on request.”

(via Flowing Data)

 

 

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