Chuck Gracey in Covington Celebrating the Life of Parallax's Chuck Gracey

We at Parallax are saddened by the recent passing of Chuck Gracey. Mr. Gracey was the father of Parallax founder Chip Gracey and Parallax CEO Ken Gracey. Chuck was a kind, optimistic, and generous spirit. He visited the office frequently, served on our board, and was a dear friend to all of us here.

Chuck was born on a farm in Covington, Tennessee. He showed an aptitude for all things electrical and mechanical from an early age. Around the age of 16 he opened his Mighty Motors shop... More

Parallax at the Robot Fest at USASEF 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival 2018 - The process of discovery is of huge value to our students!

Parallax has run workshops at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) for eight years now. This bi-annual event provides the perfect benchmark to compare progressin STEM education and students over a time continuum.

This time, most of our Parallax team was busy running the Professional Development for 500 Educators courses in Texas,... More

Celebrate National Robotics Week with 5 Robot Challenges!

National Robotics Week 2018

Although every week is robotics week here at Parallax, we are ready to celebrate National Robotics Week with our community by sending out a little challenge for the week of April 7th - 15th, 2018. Get those robots ready!

What is the purpose of National Robotics Week?

  • Celebrate the U.S. as a leader in robotics technology... More
Learn how we support our K-12 schools with STEM Robotics Education

We understand that there are a LOT of considerations when evaluating and purchasing STEM educational products - and one of the most important is how the company supports the school and teachers after the purchase.

And of all days that I am writing this, an EduTech blog shows up in my inbox... More

LaserPING modules in production LaserPING 2m Rangefinder Module Released!

2m Time Of Flight Sensor is Compatible with PING))) Ultrasonic Sensor

We’re now shipping the new LaserPING. Order yours today.

With the simple 3-pin interface our customers have come to expect, the new LaserPING 2m Rangefinder Module is ideal for taking high frequency distance measurements with a 100% compatible interface to the Ping))) Ultrasonic Sensor. Like all of our leading... More