Latest in the series of collaborative projects between Elevenplay and Rhizomatiks is Shadow, a performance comprised of 3 drones with a spot light and one dancer. The dancer performance, choreographed by MIKIKO (elevenplay) is effortlessly followed and illuminated by three drones in continuous flight.
Drone control software is made using openFrameworks and MaxMSP. For wireless transmission Xbee was used together with multiwii based drone controller. Drone positions are tracked by optiTrack system / Vicon system. The drones cary a 20W custom made led spot light, tilt controlled by rc servo.