Choose the right robot kit for your classroom

The most commonly asked question on our Educator Hotline is which robot and language to use: Python, PBASIC, Arduino C, BlocklyProp, or Propeller C? 
Each one has its own curriculum, with compatible accessories for all kits. See our Robot Comparison page to help you choose, or, call our Educator Hotline (916-701-8625).

P2 Edge and P2 Edge Breadboard Bundle

Developers of all backgrounds are getting started with the Propeller 2 Multicore Microcontroller. We’ve assembled a bundle of the most popular items you’re purchasing, including the P2 Edge Module, P2 Edge Breakout Breadboard, and PropPlug with cables into a single package at a discount. Consider joining the P2 Live Forums to ask questions and get up to speed!   

Download the Propeller Tool for Windows

The Propeller Tool for Windows now supports Propeller 1 and 2 for Spin1/Spin2 and PASM coding. This is the official tool supported by Parallax, yet the Propeller 2 may be programmed on other development tools in various languages (Python, BASIC, or C).

Cyber: bot combines Python, circuit building, and cybersecurity

Cyber:bot combines Python, circuit building, and cybersecurity with a tangible hardware dimension to science, CTE, and cybersecurity programs. Cyber:bot was developed as a cooperative project between cyber.org and Parallax.com. The cyber:bot merges a micro:bit with the Parallax small robot form factor that’s a proven STEM success in classrooms. 

Gripper 3.0 for small robots

Designed by a mechanical engineer who studied on Parallax robots at NYU-Tandon School of Engineering and manufactured on our CNC machines in Rocklin, California, the Gripper 3.0 is a precise, smooth-action, single-servo grab-and-lift actuator. 

Compatible with the Boe-Bot, Shield-Bot for Arduino, cyber:bot, and ActivityBot 360. Add a Laser Ping, Ping))) Ultrasonic Sensor, RFID or ColorPal sensors to locate and identify objects.

Cybersecurity: Radio Data

Cybersecurity: Radio Data tutorial posted. The approach is similar to how apps and servers exchange data, with packets containing key-value pairs. Thanks to MicroPython’s dictionary and string features, this easy and powerful technique takes just a couple lines
of code.

Announcements

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Multiple Servo Control (up to 64) Object

Description The jm_servo_multi.spin2 simple servo driver that uses P2 smart pins to create the servo signal on up to 32 …

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DS3231 Real Time Clock I2C Demo

Description The DS3231 is a low-cost, precision I2C real-time clock (RTC) with an integrated temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) and crystal. …

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DHT11, DHT22, CM2302 Humidity and Temperature Sensor Object

Description The jm_dhtxx.spin2 object wakes and reads data from the DHT11, DHT22 and CM2302 Humidity and Temperature Sensors. In the …

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WS2811, WS2812, WS2812b, WS2813, SK6812x NeoPixel Object

Description The WS2811/WS2812/WS2812B, WS2813, and SK6812x (or NeoPixel) are RGB LEDs with a tiny controller managed through a single IO. …

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32-Channel ADC Object

Description The jm_analog_in_multi.spin2 object supports up to 32 ADC channels that can measure from 0 to 3.3v. The object is …

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Wireless Programming with the ESP8266 WX Module

Description Connect the boards together as shown and double-check the correct orientation of each item. Connect a suitable 5V power …

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