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A robot-filled visit from KCRA 3 A robot-filled visit on Manufacturing Day from Brian Hickey of KCRA Channel 3 Sacramento

Parallax had a booth in Aerojet’s STEM Education tent at the 2014 California Capital Airshow in early September. One of the visitors to our robotics exhibit was a local news reporter from KCRA, Brian Hickey. He was surprised to learn that we were in the Sacramento area and called us up the following week to learn more about Parallax.

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Robot table at the BBQ on the Ramp Parallax shares robots at the Aerospace Museum of California's 9th Annual BBQ on the Ramp

Parallax attended the Aerospace Museum of California’s 9th Annual BBQ on the Ramp this past weekend. We brought a few enthusiastic Parallaxians, some printed literature, and most importantly a table full of robots to entertain the sold-out event of nearly 1000.

The BBQ on the Ramp includes wine tasting, hands-on STEM games, delicious food, a live auction and an incredible fireworks show! This spectacular fundraising event... More

Propeller 1 chips in a tray Propeller 2 Schedule Update: The longer we work, the simpler our new multicore design will become

The last time we provided a schedule update for Propeller 2 was in February, 2014. That schedule had us in the foundry this month with samples arriving by the end of October. Today it’s nearly October and we’re nowhere near being ready to submit any design files for fabrication!

The drawback of our transparency about an upcoming product is that all of us must be willing to accept the research and design cycle that accompanies a small company that decides to... More

The Scribbler 2 robot table in the Parallax booth Parallax Exhibits Robots in the Aerojet STEM Education Tent at the 2014 California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport in Sacramento

September 6th and 7th, 2014 - Parallax brought interactive robots to the ninth annual California Capital Airshow this past weekend in Sacramento. This year's Airshow featured military and civilian jet performances, world-class aerobatics, parachute demonstrations, pyrotechnics, vintage aircraft as well as great entertainment, music, food and exhibits along the ramp.

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Melting of plastic around negative springs Melted Boe-Bot Robot Battery Pack? Our behind-the-scenes research to find the source of this elusive problem

Parallax has sold well over a half-million Boe-Bots. It’s one of those products that we consider really mature - every manufacturing detail, documentation, component and source code example have evolved through feedback and testing. You can imagine how it felt to field a call from a high-volume distributor and a school principal who was having battery pack meltdowns in a summer robotics class. Parallax reputation aside, it’s just not the kind of first experience you’d want a young... More

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