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What's Cooking at Parallax? The Expo of Course!

  • By: Published: 27 February, 2012 0 comments

Hi Parallax Customers,

If you’ve been wondering what’s keeping us busy at Parallax this month, I can tell you, it’s the upcoming Parallax Robotics and Microcontrollers Expo. We’re so excited about this event and April 13th and 14th is right around the corner. The interest in our event so far has been overwhelming and we can hardly wait to show our fellow robotics enthusiasts, school groups and community all the awesome things we do here everyday at Parallax. The event has gotten so big that we’ve packed every inch of the parking lot with all things Parallax.

The expo will feature demonstrations of the Boe-Bot, the Sumo-bot, the Scribbler2 and Eddie robots. There will be presentations and even a Q&A booth where you can ask for help troubleshooting problems you may be stuck on. Also at the Expo you’ll get a chance to see our newest robot flying around. Our fearless support technicians Nick and Kevin will be taking the Elev-8 quadcopter out flying around the expo! You can even bring your own flying or line-following robot and enter it in the competition for your chance to win Parallax prize packages. And for those of you with Boy Scouts in the family, we will have plenty of activities to help them work towards their Robotics Merit badge.

At this event there is plenty to see, but if you’re more of a do-er come learn how to solder and walk away with your own S2 robot badge complete with smart LED. You can also get hands-on with microcontrollers and learn how to program a BASIC Stamp in our activities tent. Oh and did I mention the activities are free? As if all that isn’t exciting enough, we’ll also have a vendor tent where businesses will have their latest products on display and available for purchase. Also don’t forget to stop by the Parallax store booth. We’ll be running Expo-only specials all weekend on some of your favorite products!

Stop by for a few hours or all-day both days, there will be plenty to see. There will be food trucks onsite to help keep you fed and hydrated. Stay tuned to the Parallax expo page for more details on the event as they become available.

We look forward to seeing you in April!-Emily Kurze