Testing the SF10 outside New Lightware Optoelectronics 25-100m Laser Rangefinders: Reliable and affordable distance measurement up to 300 feet!

Lightware Optoelectronics has introduced three more laser rangefinders - in 25m, 50m and 100m models. Parallax has followed their efforts closely as these products were developed with some visibility on our discussion forums. Review the “From Hobby to Professional”... More

MacBS2 Software Screen Shot New MacBS2 Editor for OSX Yosemite: Test Murat Konar’s new MacBS2 V 3.1.5 Release Candidate

Mac users have a new MacBS2 editor and downloader ready for your testing. This one runs on OSx Yosemite so it should be useful for newer Macs. 

This tool was produced by a long-time Parallax friend and community contributor, Murat Konar. For over ten years Murat has provided the free MacBS2 editor. Recently, however, our customers began to experience problems with COM ports when they disconnect and reconnect their BASIC Stamp modules. We’ve... More

Ed demonstrates the Classic Ping Pong Ball in a Tube Display Ed Blanckenberg, an industrious friend of Parallax shows off the Propeller at a Robofair in Perth, Australia.

A report from Ed Blanckenberg, who kindly attended the Curtin University, Perth: Robotfair in November 2014 and represented Parallax Inc.


I was allocated a nice large area in a separate room that I shared with Altronics (Australian chain electronic store). If I had known how large the area was I would have printed more posters!

I knew there would be a robot overload at the show, so I decided... More

ELEV-8 Quadcopter Kit box ELEV-8 V2 quadcopter parts now available à la carte! Buy the pieces you need and build your own.

We continue to make progress in our efforts to provide an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) educational program through Parallax. It’s our belief that individuals who fly UAVs should take responsibility over the whole project, from assembly to programming.

The first step towards this goal was the release of the ELEV-8 V2 and the Assembly Guide. With that being done, we’re now making all the ELEV-8 V2 bits... More

Affected pins on the Rv C board Small Design Flaw on Propeller Project Board Revision C: Our mistake - your opportunity!

Rev C boards are SOLD OUT.

We’re really embarrassed today at Parallax considering you waited a long time for us to bring this board back in stock. Late last month we started shipping Propeller Project Board Revision C. Unfortunately, these boards have a small error: one of the three banks of ground pins (the 9 lower pins on the right edge of the board, marked GND) are not connected to the ground plane as they should be. The boards can still be used by... More