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Our Propeller-powered display in the lobby greeting our Sparkfun guests. Sparkfun LilyPad eTextiles Workshop at Parallax Headquarters

On Wednesday October 24th the Sparkfun team showed up at the Parallax Inc headquarters in Rocklin, CA to teach their eTextiles class using the Arduino Lilypad. Locals interested in getting started with electronic textiles as well as some Parallaxians gathered together for the class. The class taught by Sparkfun’s Jeff Branson, started with an introduction into programming the Arduino Lilypad. After a few hours honing our programming chops we were able to sew some lightning bug swatches... More

David Carrier presenting at the 2012 Open Hardware Summit in New York. Parallax in New York!

Parallax's David Carrier presented at the Open Hardware Summit 2012 in New York this year. We greatly enjoyed all the talks at the OHS. David's talk was entitled "Finding the Limits of Open Hardware" and starts at minute 10:45 of this video. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25749316

Parallax also attended Maker Faire which started a day later (September 29 & 30). We had some booth space filled with demos, flew... More

Scouts were treated to presentations on robotics, safety and careers to help fulfill merit badge requirements. Parallax Crew Teaches Robotics at Scout Expo at Beale Air Force Base

On Saturday September 29th the Parallax crew headed north with the PBASIC van fully loaded to Beale Air Force for the Scout Expo, an event for over 5,000 Boy Scouts from the Sacramento Valley area.

The base had many of their spectacular planes on display. The Boy Scouts who visited the Parallax area were treated to presentations on safety, origins of robotics and inventing with electronics to fulfill some of the requirements of the Robotics Merit Badge. Scouts were able to compete... More

Demonstrating with the Propeller Boe-Bot Engineering Manager Jessica Travels to Prague for Robotics in Education 2012

One of my favorite aspects of my job is my ability to travel to all sorts of interesting places. I love meeting people and talking to them about Parallax and our awesome products.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual Robotics in Education Conference at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic as an invited speaker. In attendance were teachers from over 20 different countries, presenting on topics ranging from the unnaturalness of technology to types of... More

Kevin and Nick from our Tech Support team quickly joined in with the Make engineers to talk 3D printing. Parallax Roadtrip to Make Headquarters

The Parallax team jumped in the van on Wednesday September 5th and headed to the O’Reilly Media headquarters in Sebastopol, California to spend the day with the Make team.

After an easy drive over from the Parallax headquarters in Rocklin we headed upstairs for a tour of the Make offices. Kevin and Nick from our Tech Support team quickly joined in with the Make engineers to talk 3D printing.

After the tour we headed out to the back lawn to fly ELEV-8 quadcopters for the... More