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Swarming Mini-Blimp Sky Matrix

Not only spells out words, can form logos, do simple character animation etc.
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Ever see schools of fish move in sequence? Ok, ever seen a cartoon where they spell out words, or form a big single fish or do some other kind of visual gag?

So you get a couple of hundred 2 foot long powered blimps that each have gps so they can go to exact locations in a matrix in the sky and form stuff. You then send them their preset programming to act as pixels in your sky movie.

For absolute windless days only of course, but I think it would make a real eye catching display. A swarm of these suckers fly over and start their routine you'd have everybody looking up. Great for sporting events.

A marriage proposal with these spelling out "Will you marry me (name of proposed bride)?" would have real panache.

One where you actually filled out her name would be even better.

doctorremulac3, Jan 25 2012

Like this http://www.youtube....watch?v=Le13by2WM70
Fast forward to about 18 seconds into the clip. And turn the sound off. The blue fish is really annoying. [doctorremulac3, Jan 25 2012]

Distant relative with sparser code in the processors Urban_20Remote_20Herding_20Array
You could give the systems away cheap and use them to advertise dog food using the [doctor]'s idea [normzone, Jan 25 2012]

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       Yes.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 25 2012
  

       "Ahhhh ... Bradwell, take the shotgun and the binoculars and pass me my Blimp rifle ..."   

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8th of 7, Jan 25 2012
  

       Class!
gnomethang, Jan 25 2012
  
      
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