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Parallax Heads to the Capitol

  • By: Published: 04 May, 2012 0 comments

Last week the Parallax team packed up and headed to the nation’s capital to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event on April 28th and 29th 2012, drew over 100,000 attendees including thousands of science-minded children, educators and industry.

The Parallax booth quickly became a popular destination. Robot playpens allowed visitors to observe the diligently line-following Scribbler 2’s, interact with an assortment of Boe-Bots each representing an array of sensor types and even battle each other with wireless tilt controlled Sumo-Bots.

In addition to the robot displays the Learn to Solder stations were constantly in use. Kids and adults of all ages were able to learn or perfect their soldering technique using the mini-Scribbler 2 LED badge project. This activity was so popular that wait times for a station often exceeded 30 minutes. But despite this wait, participants frequently expressed how “completely worth the wait!” it was.

Thank you to everyone that came out to spend the weekend with Parallax at this amazing science event in the nation's capitol!