A spectacle produced by the Ars Electronica Futurelab for Intel has made it into the record books! In a performance showcased by a promotional film for the world-famous chip maker, 100 spaxels took to the sky simultaneously. Team spirit is what it took to get this ambitious demonstration of technical brilliance off the ground.

The arrival of the Spaxels crew at Ahrenlohe Airfield in Tornesch near Hamburg, Germany brought these Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers to the culmination of a full year’s R&D work commissioned by Intel. Their mission: To surpass the previous record of 50 LED-studded quadrocopters aloft at once. The scenario of this performance spotlighting the world-famous chip manufacturer called for a squadron of no fewer than 100 illuminated drones ascending skyward to the sound composed especially for the occasion.