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Quad/hex/octacopters, commonly known as drones have
been around for a while, they're useful for low cost
airborne filming or damaging commercial jet engines.
Now, firework displays have been around longer. Such
displays usually have two components, the fireworks that
are on the ground, and
the ones that are shot into the air.
The ones that are on the ground typically spew lots of nice
colours upwards, but are limited by their location.
Fireworks shot into the air make lovely overhead
explosions that can be seen from great distance. But,
they're somewhat limited by their upward and subsequent
Say we use a bunch of drones, you can mount complex
ground fireworks on them, then have them fly up into a
pre programmed location and set off the firework. Then
they can all move around in whatever way the display team
want. As fireworks are used up the drones come down to
re load, and off they go again.
Display teams can build much more complex displays with
big cool sequences. Also, drones can have powerful lights
of their own to light up smoke clouds and so on. Would
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 10 2016]
3d glasses for praying mantis
[not_morrison_rm, Jan 10 2016]
||You could also have a counterpart set of them to
video the firework display from several angles, live
streamed to the crowd, so that they dont even have
to look up.
||If each person in the crowd were to attempt to shoot
the firework display on their phones, theyd all end
up with more or less the same thing anyway. The only
differences being how ept each person is at setting
the exposure (or assuming theres a fireworks
preset, that it is being used) while holding the phone
landscape, and how stabilised their phones are.
||Cool. Choreography is being developed. [link]
||In parts of the middle east, they get a similar
on a regular basis, and for free. Damn this
||BTW we all got out halfbakeryied by the
science team who fitted a praying mantis with
3d glasses. C link.
||How they are going to get the tiny popcorn, I
have no idea...
||Baked, using model helicopters powered by IC engines, so there's plenty of available lift. Celebration Fireworks, 2008.
||Manually flown rather than autonomous.
||Perhaps not WKTE, but [suggested-for-deletion], definitely not an original idea.