Spaxels – Fleet of Quadcopters spell-bound with their 3D light show
Quadcopters can be used for n number of tasks; right from surveillance to rescue operations. But the team of robotics over at Ars Electronica have given them a new dimension of light painting art too. Called as Spaxels, you might take the swarm of these 30 quadcopters for UFOs, as they take to the skies in pitch dark to create complex 3D shapes in the air. Although you cannot identify the art being put-forth by the naked eye, but later on when you see it on a camera with long exposure, the art comes to the forte.
These quadcopters move in perfect harmony in the sky, as they go on producing the designated curves and lines to come up with that amazing piece of art. All of these quadcopters are loaded with LED lights of different colors so that there is visual difference in all the patterns and art that is being captured by long exposure cameras.
Spaxels have been on show at different locations around the globe including Sharjah, Brisbane, Bergen and many more. The next step in development is to add more quadcopters into the fleet and coordinate their movements in such a way that they put forth amazing 3D light paintings.