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Jessica ran the Parallax Serial Terminal test on the S2 robots. Parallax President and Managers visit Chinese Factory to Ensure Quality

Since our Chinese factory was finishing up another 3,500 Scribbler 2 robots last month, we decided to personally inspect the shipment to have the extra confidence that every robot worked correctly. A manufacturing run waiting in China would bring our total S2 build to 13,500 units. With lots of inventory at stake, Parallax Hong Kong staff John Zhou, Raymond Xiao, and Aristides Alvarez took Jessica Uelmen (Engineering Manager) and myself to the Shenzhen factory to do our own tests.

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Sample Screenshot ROBOTC for Arduino BETA release, trying it with the BOE Shield-Bot

ROBOTC for Arduino was released in May, according to this announcement.

Today I downloaded this public BETA release (120-day free trial!) to see how it works with the BOE Shield-Bot. I was surprised to find our blue Boe-Bot cousin right on the About screen!

As a relative newbie to the Arduino and to C, I found the software interface to be quite nice. The download... More

ELEV-8 Quadcopter in flight New ELEV-8 Quadcopter Video Featuring Tricks!

Our Tech Support Team (Kevin Cook & Nick Ernst) have mastered the art of flying. They captured the following footage when they were out flying the Elev-8 Quadcopter these last few weeks. Check out the twists and turns in this video.

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Quadcopter Demo at Folsom Lake College

Last Friday, Kevin Cook (Tech Support) and I went to Folsom Lake College to give a quadcopter demo to the enthusiastic CPATH (Computer and Information Science Education Path) team! We had a blast showing off the quadcopter and answering questions. We also got some great aerial footage from the GoPro camera attached to the bottom of the quadcopter.

-Lauren Davis

We had tons of people stop by to battle it out with our XBee wireless controller SumoBots. How was Maker Faire Bay Area?

The Parallax team had an amazing time at Maker Faire Bay Area May 19th & 20th at the Event Center in San Mateo. Hundreds of people came and stopped by our booth in the Expo Hall and got a chance to battle with our Sumo Bots. Others were able to see our ELEV-8 quadcopters on display in the Maker Shed and even see a few in-flight on Sunday afternoon.

The Maker Bot robots in their petting zoo were actually... More