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Celebrating Parallax's Silver Anniversary

Today (September 4, 2012) is Parallax's 25th Anniversary. Us Parallaxians will celebrate here at headquarters, and we have some smashing specials for you to enjoy (because you are the reason we are still here today).

I arrived at Parallax 15 years ago, fresh out of University. I was interviewed by two tall trees (Ken Gracey and Jeff Martin), and was immediately in awe at how fun a workplace could be. I still am. There are so many talented and smart people... More

Even the museum staff learned how to solder our Scribbler 2 LED badge. Parallax Teaches Kids about Robots and Soldering at the Sacramento Discovery Museum

This past weekend the Parallax crew put on a robotics showcase at the Discovery Museum and Science Center in Sacramento, California. Robot playpens were filled battling Sumo-Bots, line-following Scribbler 2’s as well as autonomous and remote controlled Boe-Bots. Parallaxians Matt and Andy gave mini programming lessons and presented on topics such safety and careers in robotics. Outside those that were brave enough to face the scorching temperatures learned how to solder by making their... More

The Parallax team at the end of production before heading to Las Vegas. Parallax Manufactures Electronic Badges for DEFCON 20

The DEFCON 20 Badge was designed and manufactured for the largest continuously running hacker and computer security convention in the world www.defcon.org. This year's DEFCON is a four-day technical session held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, founded and run by Jeff Moss (DarkTangent). Ryan Clarke (LostboY) designed this year’s badge as a core part of the hacking contest. Jon Williams authored the core code objects. Parallax manufactured... More

EEWeb Features Parallax President Ken Gracey as a Featured Engineer

Ken Gracey - President of Parallax

Click here to read the article on the EEWeb website.

 

How did you get into electronics/ engineering and when did you start?

My electronics experience is actually very informal. To better understand my background I should tell you about my brother, Chip Gracey (Director of R&D, the brains... More

First experience with the S2. Parallax President Ken Gracey gets Hands-on Teaching Robotics

Don’t just sit at your desk, Ken! Volunteer!

Fifteen years ago we started Stamps in Class so this year I decided it was important to get more experience with students who use Parallax’s education program, and to share more of what we’ve created. Considering my own kids are at this age I figured it was now or never – start the program before they reach high school and it would become established by the time they arrived. And truthfully, most of our team’s... More

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