How Parallax Began
At the age of 13 in 1981, Parallax founder, Chip Gracey had his first major introduction to programming and electronics: the Timex Sinclair computer. Chip’s influential junior high computer teacher Bob Wofford in the Winston Churchill Intermediate Sacramento, California school put Chip to work teaching the other students.
It was apparent that Chip’s technical skills were a passionate interest. Chip’s father Chuck brought home an Apple II computer and a green text monitor for the weekend.
Chip was fascinated by the new machine, writing BASIC code to display graphics and even removing the case to see the electronic components inside.
The computer had to return to his father’s office every Monday, giving Chip time to plan his next weekend programming project.