r00tz Asylum attendee working at one of the soldering stations we manned. Helping out with r00tz Asylum at DEFCON 21

At the beginning of August, Jessica and I made our second trip back to DEFCON. You may recall that last year Parallax manufactured 16,000 electronic badges for the conference. This year, we supported the r00tz Asylum (formerly known as DEFCON Kids) custom badges. r00tz Asylum is an organization geared... More

We were happy to host these lovely young ladies at Parallax for the afternoon. One of our engineers, Jeff Martin, stopped by to help trouble-shoot his daughter's project. Jessica Teaches eTextiles Workshop

Every now and again, a gal just has to get up out of that office chair and get her hands dirty. That was the case on Friday, July 26th, when I ran a short wearable electronics workshop for nine teenage ladies.

I’m currently pursuing a Master of Engineering through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my applied research project involves increasing girls’ interest in engineering. From my perspective, the fusion of electronics and fashion provides the perfect medium to show girls... More

Ken Gracey spending time teaching. Introduce an Educator to Parallax

Many of your interests were developed at a young age. Take my brother Chip, for example. In the early 80’s the Timex Sinclair, Commodore 64, VIC-20, and Apple II computers captured his attention. Add in some trips to RadioShack, pizza and Pepsi, and a very productive engineering career was hatched by age 12. The following years brought video game design, software cracking, PIC programming tools, the BASIC Stamp, the Propeller – well, you already know the story.

Chances are somebody... More

Our first Summer Hangout June 27th, 2013. Hang out with us this Summer!

Last Thursday June 27th, Parallax hosted the first in its series of Summer Hangouts. Members from the local community escaped the summer heat by coming out to the Parallax HQ in Rocklin, CA for refreshments, speakers and a chance to show off their last project or get help from other community members and Parallax staff.

Parallax president Ken Gracey gave a brief update on the Propeller 2 development cycle and unveiled his large Super-8 quadcopter. After a brief flight demo he passed... More

Parallax table router. Take a tour inside Parallax!

Have you ever wanted a private tour of the Parallax headquarters but haven’t been able to make it to Rocklin, California? Well, you’re in luck! Parallax president Ken Gracey opens the doors and takes you on a guided tour of our in-house manufacturing.

Come take a look and see the machines that crank out all the products we are proud to label Made in the U.S.A!


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