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

Official Propeller Conference Call for Speakers!

The Official Propeller Conference hosted by Parallax is fast approaching. Interested in speaking at the conference? We cordially invite you to submit an abstract of your 20-minute presentation for consideration to The Call for Speakers closes March 15th, and the final speaking schedule will be announced late March, early April.We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

2013 National microMedic Contest Kit Box 2013 National MicroMedic Contest - Parallax partners with the U.S. Army and CMU

Parallax Partners with the U.S. Army and Carnegie Mellon University to host the 2013 National microMedic Contest to Encourage Medical Innovation

Uncle Sam Wants You! Now’s your chance to change the way our country does medical simulation and battlefield care. The 2013 microMedic National Contest is calling the best and brightest, that’s you, to help invent new medical applications using microcontrollers. With over $25,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the... More

Thanksgiving at Parallax

Parallax would like to give thanks for our amazing friends and customers. As we approach the Holiday Season, Parallaxians are getting in the spirit of giving by running Thanksgiving races for charity and contributing donations to a toy drive for local foster kids. We encourage you to join us in this season of giving by supporting your local charities at whatever level you can.

As a token of our thanks, Parallax is putting dozens of products on sale this Thanksgiving holiday weekend... More