MIT’s Senseable City Lab, in collaboration with ARES Lab, have release a video of their new swarm helicopter project, Flyfire, which sounds almost as cool as my swarm helicopter project. Flyfire displays a flat or 3D image using a swarm of programmable, self-stabilizing mini-helicopters with color-changing LED lights. They can transform through several pictures before needing to be recharged.
There’s only a few of these made so far, so the video below is mostly simulated. SingularityHub is saying this makes fireworks a thing of the past. Really? Can I buy a gross of these out of a pickup from a guy wearing a denim vest and missing a hand? Yeah, didn’t think so. Our special friendship will never be torn asunder, Hookhand Daryll. Unless you get arrested. Then I’ve never heard of you.