Jessica presenting to a class in Xi-an ActivityBot Training with China RobotC in Xi'an
On a plane again…
In my position at Parallax, I often find myself on a plane to many exciting places. Just this year I’ve accumulated over 50,000 miles on my favorite airline. It is always a great pleasure to be able to travel and share my love for Parallax products with students, teachers, and distributors worldwide.
This was no exception during a recent trip to Xi’an China. This was my first time visiting northern China, as all previous... More
Code and result for very simple graphics Helpful Downloads for Two Popular Color Displays

I have created some new Propeller microcontroller code examples for two of our popular color displays, so you can get fast results.

One of my favorite displays we currently offer is the 3.2" LCD (uLCD-32PTU) Touch Screen Display from 4D Systems.  It has several command options to control the graphics, text, SD card, Sound, Touch, and direct access to the I/O buss on the display itself. Another very capable display is the... More

1st place Public Division winner David Dorhout and the Triage Training System microMedic Contest Winners Announced

The U.S. Army Medical Research & Material Command’s (USAMRMC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center, and Parallax Inc. teamed up to offer $28,000 in awards to inspire the next generation of medical innovation. The 2013 National microMedic contest was an opportunity to show the country what citizens could do with new technology - encouraging technical innovation with significant use of microcontrollers... More

Parallax Pilot Products Just what is a Parallax Pilot Product?

At Parallax we scour the world for products we think that you, our customers, will like. Sometimes we're correct, and the products we bring in end up being best sellers and a permanent part of our product offering. Unfortunately, not every product ends up being a hit and can get discontinued pretty quickly. If you’ve been a Parallax customer for a while, you may have noticed this ebb and flow of product from outside vendors.

These are what we refer to as Pilot Products. Our initial... More

Me talking with other forum attendees on a break. Talking Shop with Local Manufacturers

I was fortunate to represent Parallax recently at the 2013 Manufacturer’s Forum presented by the Placer County Office for Economic Development. The goal of the forum was to present programs and initiatives that are expanding opportunities for manufacturers, like us, in and around Placer County.

I participated as a guest panelist in the discussion on the Metropolitan Export Initiative led by the... More