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

Congratulations to Parallax Forums Member Mike Green!

Parallax would like to congratulate Mike Green on his 20,000th forum post. Mike has been a very active member of the Parallax forums since joining in 2004. Mike has helped countless members of the Parallax community with their projects and ideas. Thank you Mike for your continued support of the Parallax community.


Our Propeller-powered display in the lobby greeting our Sparkfun guests. Sparkfun LilyPad eTextiles Workshop at Parallax Headquarters

On Wednesday October 24th the Sparkfun team showed up at the Parallax Inc headquarters in Rocklin, CA to teach their eTextiles class using the Arduino Lilypad. Locals interested in getting started with electronic textiles as well as some Parallaxians gathered together for the class. The class taught by Sparkfun’s Jeff Branson, started with an introduction into programming the Arduino Lilypad. After a few hours honing our programming chops we were able to sew some lightning bug swatches... More

David Carrier presenting at the 2012 Open Hardware Summit in New York. Parallax in New York!

Parallax's David Carrier presented at the Open Hardware Summit 2012 in New York this year. We greatly enjoyed all the talks at the OHS. David's talk was entitled "Finding the Limits of Open Hardware" and starts at minute 10:45 of this video.

Parallax also attended Maker Faire which started a day later (September 29 & 30). We had some booth space filled with demos, flew... More

Scouts were treated to presentations on robotics, safety and careers to help fulfill merit badge requirements. Parallax Crew Teaches Robotics at Scout Expo at Beale Air Force Base

On Saturday September 29th the Parallax crew headed north with the PBASIC van fully loaded to Beale Air Force for the Scout Expo, an event for over 5,000 Boy Scouts from the Sacramento Valley area.

The base had many of their spectacular planes on display. The Boy Scouts who visited the Parallax area were treated to presentations on safety, origins of robotics and inventing with electronics to fulfill some of the requirements of the Robotics Merit Badge. Scouts were able to compete... More