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Andy Lindsay and an Arlo robot Run ActivityBot C Code in the Arlo!
Teachers have asked Parallax for larger robots and curriculum to support them. While we’ve always had the larger robot now known as the Arlo Robotic Platform System, we haven’t had much in the way of code support. 
 
About a month ago, we gave Andy Lindsay a full Arlo platform mounted up with a few HB-25s and Propeller ActivityBoard. If you don’t know Andy,... More
University of Tennessee Graduate Robotics Team University of Tennessee Graduate Robotics Team
The IEEE Graduate Robotics Team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a self-organized group of graduate students who seek to participate in major robotics competitions.  In April 2013, our team won 1st Place in the IEEE SoutheastCon 2013 Open Hardware Competition hosted in Jacksonville, FL.  This competition tasked students with designing a robot that could complete a loading dock delivery task.  This required the robot to perform tasks relating to image processing, navigation... More
Sherice and mountains of packages ready to ship Shipping over a thousand packages!
Thank you to all of our customers who’ve placed more than a thousand on-line orders since Cyber Monday! Our shipping department has done an amazing triage with a variety of circumstances, including: international destinations with customs paperwork, distributor stocking orders, and special packages for our growing Asian educational customer base. Robin, Kyle, Sherice, and Jen are like a well-coordinated orchestra with each person knowing how to work with and around... More
Traveling robot headed to Maker Faire The Value of Silly
Maybe it is a touch of sleep deprivation after meeting a big deadline. Or perhaps my thin professional veneer wears through in spots to expose what’s underneath.  But the truth is, though I take my responsibilities at Parallax very seriously, once in a while I get just plain silly.  If you see a small Parallax robot hitch-hiking, wearing a hat, or simply reading the paper, it’s likely my “silly... More
The Milling Room Machine Shop News: Swivel Block
Parallax has an incredible in-house machine shop to build robotic components. Right now we are milling the swivel block, one of the three milled components used to make our Caster Wheel Kit used in the Arlo Robotic Platform System.
 
The swivel block requires three operations to complete.  In photo #2 you can see the first and second operations running in our HAAS Super Mini Mill in two separate vises in one program. Many of our... More

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