Parallax commits free robots and Professional Development for 500 educators in 2018!

ActivityBot 360 Robot

500 of these ActivityBot 360° robots will be given away at our Professional Developments

We're now accepting 500 motivated STEM educators to celebrate our 20th year in education! This year, Parallax committed to free Professional Development courses at 16 locations across the United States. Educators also receive a free ... More

Upgrading Robots to BlocklyProp Upgrading Robots to BlocklyProp: Convert your Boe-Bot or Shield-Bot fleet to ActivityBot 360°

These three robots look similar, with the same sturdy chassis. All have breadboard sockets for building DIY sensor circuits (and transferable skills!) with common components. All are supported by free software and Parallax curriculum.

Boe-Bot, Shield-Bot, and ActivityBot 360 robots

But, each one has a different microcontroller brain, and you might want to try more than one.... More

Hour Of Code Week Kickoff at Whitney High School Make Your Hour Of Code an Hour With BlocklyProp!

This morning a few of us at Parallax spent our Hour of Code with Whitney High School students and their instructor Brian Pointer. Mr. Pointer stumbled upon Parallax last August when he was starting a Career Technology Education (CTE) Computer Science course. Students really like Mr. Pointer as he’s an easy-going, organized person who motivates them in such a simple way: give them the tools and let them work with their hands, eyes and minds. Experiential learning... More

Wayne Greene in Georgia Educator Wayne Greene in Georgia

Our motivation is your success - when educators and students share their stories we share them via e-mail with the whole office. Earlier this year, we gathered up a box of BASIC Stamp microcontroller modules, Boe-Bot robot parts, and some components that we were unable to sell (returns, I believe) and sent them to educator Wayne Greene in Georgia.

We received this message from Mr. Greene on Friday:

I promised that I would share some... More

Student programming ActivityBot robot New ActivityBot 360 Robot Now Shipping: What educators and students need to know!

 This week we started shipping the new ActivityBot 360 robot!

As we continue the focus on programming and electronics education using a one-robot-per-student model, these are the key points we’d like to share with our customers about the ActivityBot 360 Robot Kit:

  • Students can work with... More