Quadcopter Demo at Folsom Lake College

Last Friday, Kevin Cook (Tech Support) and I went to Folsom Lake College to give a quadcopter demo to the enthusiastic CPATH (Computer and Information Science Education Path) team! We had a blast showing off the quadcopter and answering questions. We also got some great aerial footage from the GoPro camera attached to the bottom of the quadcopter.

-Lauren Davis

We had tons of people stop by to battle it out with our XBee wireless controller SumoBots. How was Maker Faire Bay Area?

The Parallax team had an amazing time at Maker Faire Bay Area May 19th & 20th at the Event Center in San Mateo. Hundreds of people came and stopped by our booth in the Expo Hall and got a chance to battle with our Sumo Bots. Others were able to see our ELEV-8 quadcopters on display in the Maker Shed and even see a few in-flight on Sunday afternoon.

The Maker Bot robots in their petting zoo were actually... More

Dual Relay Board Kit Introduction

The following video introduces the Dual Relay Board Kit (#27114), explains the schematic and operation, and finally, goes into an application example for controlling a three bulb, traffic signal style light system. Documentation, Schematic and Example Code can be found on the product page on our website.

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Even Spiderman Uses the Propeller Professional Development Board

Look for the Propeller Professional Development Board 1:16 into the Amazing Spiderman trailer!

For those aspiring to be Spiderman, the board is now on sale for $30 off until July 3, 2012.

Maker Faire and Popsicles

With temperatures warming up in Rocklin, it feels as if summertime is finally upon us. After the rain and hail we experienced during our Expo, the heat is certainly a welcome change. The Parallax team certainly loves any excuse to indulge in popsicles, a summertime favorite around here.

After the Parallax Expo and making it all the way to Washington, DC for the USA Science and Engineering Festival things have been mighty busy around the Parallax office. This week nice and calm as... More