And more officially signed documents between our distributor PlayRobot, Parallax and Taiwan universities. Taiwan Boe-Bot Contest with PlayRobot Draws 500 Students

A one-class rule puts emphasis on programming, electronics and power supply

Taiwan has at least a dozen quality engineering universities that produce graduates for their “Silicon Valley” near Taipei: Hsinchu Science Center. This includes the place where most of the world’s chip’s are made (including the Propeller 2) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) and all of the companies exist who provide design, test and measurement services.

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Getting the talks underway at the 2013 Official Propeller Conference. 2013 Official Propeller Conference Recap

The Official Propeller Conference took place at Parallax headquarters in Rocklin, CA on Saturday, May 4th. The sold out, action packed event had over 100 participants who met to discuss projects using the powerful multi-core Propeller chip. Speakers from across the United States talked about their projects with topics ranging from industry uses to home applications. During the event Parallax announced the new Propeller C Learning System and Propeller Activity Board. The learning system... More

Jessica briefly explainig Propeller architecture before the programming demo at National Chiao Tung University. Introducing Propeller C in Taiwan

Taiwan has been a fervent supporter of Parallax products for over six years. Our distributor, PlayRobot, does an excellent job supporting the local universities with their Parallax Certified Professional program. In Tawain, BASIC Stamps reign supreme!

Last month, Ken & I presented our new Propeller C educational program to students and professors at three universities: National Tsing-Hwa University, National Chiao Tung University, and the National Taiwan University of Science... More

A lineup of the multirotors people brought to the event. Multirotor Challenge 2013

Parallax’s Engineering Technicians, Kevin and Nick, participated in the Multirotor Challenge 2013, put on by our friends at Innov8tive Designs. The event was held over the weekend (March 23 and 24) in Fallbrook, CA. As far as we know, this is the first of its kind in the U.S. For being a first time event there were a lot of people that took the time to participate and join this relatively new hobby.

The days were packed with exciting events, like the lifting competitions, pylon... More

Rick Brooks' SRS RoboMagellan Winning Robot NoName Rick Brooks takes first in 2012 SRS RoboMagellan with NoName

The latest issue of Robot Magazine (March/April 2013) features a spread on the 2012 SRS RoboMagellan Competition hosted by Chibots in Palos Hills, IL. The competition was once again won by Rick Brooks and his robot NoName.

We had a chance to catch up with Rick and learn a little more about his Propeller-controlled robot. Here’s what he had to say:

How long have you been competing in RoboMagellan events?

No Name was started in October 2007 with... More