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The freshly updated Tank Tread Kit goes on a daring robot rescue for National Robotics Week 2014!

In honor of National Robotics Week 2014, Parallax has put together this robot rescue video starring our very own ActivityBot robot and the freshy updated Tank Tread Kit. Robots are out to change the world, gear up and start programming!

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Arlo platforms in the workshop Arlo Power Distribution Board for the Arlo Robotic Platform System is Heading to Kitting!

In a prior post, I demonstrated how you can use our ActivityBot C code in our big Arlo platform to quickly and quietly carry loads and also apply classroom robotics for real applications. Imagine having a robot that can drive between your class and the office, one to launch fireworks at sporting events, or carry your computer and smaller robots along for you.

Until today, wiring for any of these was a bit of a time-... More

After their facility tour, students program the S2 robots Recap of a robot-filled visit from Whittenberg Country School
Whittenberg Country School stopped by Friday to tour the Parallax facility and learn to program Scribbler 2 robots. Students ranging in age from 8 to 17 years had a blast programming their S2 robots to navigate around cardboard boxes on the floor. They also programmed the S2 robots to draw geometric patterns on poster boards. Remote-controlled... More
Terasic DE2-115 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Development Boards Early Adopters may Program a Propeller 2 on a DE2-115 FPGA Development Board!

There’s a seemingly quiet effort underway between Parallax’s R&D team and our forum members that will have tremendous benefits for future multicore developers: they are currently designing the final features of the Propeller 2! And no, there aren’t too many cooks in the kitchen, but enough expertise to ensure that our final design is completely sensible and doesn’t introduce complexity.

Our goal is to take our final steps with the Propeller community. C compilers, open-source... More

iPad and ActivityBot Parallax to Support iPad/iPhone-based Propeller Application Downloads to Propeller Multicore and ActivityBot Devices

Parallax is planning to support iOS (iPhone and iPad) Propeller Application downloads to the Propeller. I’ll mostly refer to iPads in this post since they offer the most useful coding and editing environment, but the work described pertains to both hardware platforms. As you read through this post, keep in mind our end goal is to support this in education – and that the tools must be very simple, reliable, and mostly free of setup. If you’re an educator, you could skip to the bottom and... More

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