- By: Parallax Insider Published: 19 January, 2019 0 comments
The Parallax Team is proud to announce a new partnership with the California Invention Convention. Both Parallax and the CA Invention Convention equip children with requisite tools and skills to bring to life inventive solutions.
The CA Invention Convention champions invention education as a tool to advance creative problem solving in the classroom. In asking children to identify and solve problems in their communities, students invest themselves in the invention process—employing programming skills, engineering techniques, marketing plans and more to bring their idea to fruition.
For all the dedicated work students commit to their projects, they don’t lose heart. Danny Briere, CEO of the STEMIE Coalition, attests “One of the great things about kid inventors is they’re very empathetic. They’re usually inventing to solve a problem for their parents, their loved ones, [or] their best friend.”
In partnering with the CA Invention Convention, Parallax continues its mission to equip students’ robotic geniuses. Parallax’s products go hand-in-hand with invention education—robotics and coding lay at the heart of many students’ inventions!
As part of this partnership, Parallax will be producing an invention kit based on the current FLiP Try-it Kit, which has been adopted in many classrooms to explore inventing with electronics. Programmed using BlocklyProp or C language, the kit allows for students to begin learning the basics of electronics and programming to transfer those skills to expand into product development. The Invention Kit will be supported by free programming platforms, tutorials and tech support.