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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

Sand Mountain Robotic Initiative Sand Mountain Robotic Initiative Uses Parallax Products to Teach STEM
In northeast Alabama, Sand Mountain borders the State of Tennessee to the north and Georgia to the northeast, a plateau some twenty miles wide and sixty miles long extending to the southwest.  As many lower Appalachian communities, Sand Mountain is an economically depressed region of the seventh poorest state in America, but on Sand Mountain, We Have A Plan!  
 
Sand Mountain has nine K12 and seven K8 schools in Jackson and DeKalb County and we are... More
Daniel Harris at the Placer County STEM Exposition Parallax attends our local Placer County STEM Exposition at William Jessup University
Parallax is located in the heart of Placer County, which stretches from the suburbs of Sacramento to Nevada. Placer County is a fast-growing region with over 30% population growth in the last 12 years. At first, the rapid growth here seemed to be considered some kind of population overflow from the San Francisco Bay Area, but the draw of Placer County has far more to do with the natural environment and ties to community. 
 
The Placer County 2014 STEM Exposition (... More

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