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Drone Light Shows

Drone Light Shows

Drone Light Shows are the latest attractions, performed using Illuminated, Synchronized and Choreographed group of Drones in the air. The highlight of the 2022 edition of Dubai Shopping Festival is the DSF Drones Light Show from 15th Dec to 29th Jan. One can watch it for free every night at Bluewaters and the Beach JBR. It is the longest-running Drone Light Show in the region with 3D Animations and music.

How is a Drone Show done

Drones are flown arranged in different formations and can be used to create almost any type of Image using a Computer Program. Such Programs convert Graphics into Flight Commands that are communicated to the Drones. Drones, that are used in such Drone Light Shows are not self-aware. They cannot make decisions on themselves but they execute specific commands sent to them. The design team creates a storyboard timeline with the required images and special effects. An Animation is created using a special Software. This Software translates these Animations into synchronized flight paths for each Drone used in the show.

The complete show is sent to the Drones from a ground Control Station, operated by one or more Pilots, using Radio Signals. The Drones thus draw the Storyboard in the sky. We have seen promotional shows of Movies using such Drone Shows. Verge Aero, a hub of Robotics activity based in the University of Pennsylvania is one such which develops and do spectacular Drone Light Shows.

For more details and about Verge Aero, please read here

For details of DSF Drone Light Shows please visit this page

Information provided here is only for public awareness

Watch Behind the Scenes of a Drone Show by Verge Aero

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Born and brought up in Kerala, I did my schooling in Kerala and graduated (B.Sc Physics) from the Calicut University. I have worked with a Swedish Company from 1994 to 2015, as a Senior Project Manager in their Group IT Division in Dubai. This blog is the result of my strong desire to communicate with others, sharing what I know and what I could gather from various sources.


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