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Parallax at 2012 USASEF Parallax Prepares for the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC, April 26-27

Ever seen 30,000 people, mostly kids, all clamoring to get their hands on the most popular Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM) solutions? Two years ago we attended President Obama’s first USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) in Washington DC (http://www.usasciencefestival.org). Over a two-day period we taught 1,500 students how to solder our S2 Robot Badge. I can think of only one other event that wore our... More

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

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