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The Hangover III (2013) - Two BASIC Stamp 2 modules appear on the PCB of a wall alarm panel Parallax In Pictures - Our Products Spotted in Movies Throughout the Years

A customer recently noticed a couple of BASIC Stamp 2 modules in the movie The Hangover III and mentioned it to Parallax’s own Chris Savage. This got us thinking about all the times we’ve noticed our products on the big screen over the years. Of course our products get used frequently as the brains of special effects props, but sometimes they creep onto the set to make someone or something look more high tech.

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Compare Parallax's 3 small robot kits We Are Family! Compare Parallax's 3 small robot kits and find the perfect addition to your robotics workshop.

We can't help it. Our small robot aluminum chassis is just so versatile. What started with the initial form-factor of the Boe-Bot (programed in PBASIC) expanded to include the multicore Propeller ActivityBot robot (programmed in C). Now another complete small robot kit has been added to our product lineup, the Robot Shield With Arduino. This new kit includes everything you need to get started... More

Jeff Martin demonstrates wireless programming Product Preview - Parallax is Demonstrating Wireless Programming of Propeller via XBee Wi-Fi

Parallax’s efforts to free users from the cord will be realized this Summer in the form of enhanced hardware and software. Soon, Propeller users will deliver applications to their Propellers wirelessly- performing development and testing in the same way they’re used to, but possibly from across the room, or further.

I’ve recently demonstrated the results of our work on this project, a wired prototype, and a final product concept to staff members and users alike. The latest work has... More

CMTA Parallax Manufacturing 2 Manufacturing Team Receives Award

Today Parallax was recognized as a Manufacturing Champion at the first ever California Champions of Manufacturing Summit. Jennifer Fabrizio, Manufacturing & Inventory Manager, along with part of the manufacturing team received the award in person. They were very excited for the opportunity and even got to take a picture with Adam Carolla who hosted the ceremony!

We’re very proud of our manufacturing team and our ability to say that many of our products are Made in the USA. Over... More

PIN PBASIC Image 1 PBASIC is an Ideal First Language in Education

The BASIC Stamp’s PBASIC syntax is an effective language for a first experience with embedded electronics. Teachers and young students need early success, especially when we combining electronics, microcontroller programming and sensors. There’s plenty of opportunity for things to go wrong with any of these pieces, so choosing a simple language only increases the chances for success.

As educators, you know that students come into a robotics class with big expecations and enthusiasm... More

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