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Cayde-6’s Animatronic Head Destiny 2 Live Action Trailer: Cayde-6’s Animatronic Head and Weapons Use the Propeller Multicore Microcontroller - BlocklyProp makes it easy to control WS2812 Smart LEDs

Earlier this month, the video game sequel, Destiny 2 was released worldwide. Along with the game launch was a Live-Action Commercial, Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts of Kong, Skull Island fame. Parallax hardware was used prominently in the characters.

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20 Years in Education: How stability, consistency and accessibility benefit educators and students who learn from Parallax

Parallax has progressively focused on microcontroller educational programs for 20 years. When my teammate Jen [who was my first hire at Parallax] pointed this out to me last week, a number of thoughts came to my mind. The first of which was how we’re still working with the same customers that received a sample “Board of Education” from us back in 1997. In fact, many of our team has been with with Parallax for well over fifteen years. While the business and customers have grown, our niche... More

Amazon PRIME shipping on Parallax BlocklyProp products. Educators asked - we’ve responded!

You can now purchase the key Blockly-ready products from Parallax on Amazon with PRIME shipping - at the same price as direct from Parallax! Because some districts list Amazon as an approved vendor, this may make purchasing easier for many teachers.

The following products are now available on Amazon PRIME:

Happy Anniversary! With 20 Years in Education our Commitment to Supporting Teachers Remains Strong

Parallax hits a major milestone on September 4, 2017.

30 years ago the business was incorporated in 1987. But what we’re really proud of is that 2017 marks our 20th year in Education. We began our “Stamps in Class” program in 1997. Andy Lindsay’s “What’s a Microcontroller?” and “Robotics with the Boe-Bot” have become EdTech standards and are still being used (in updated form) in classrooms today.

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Unpacking the robot and getting set up Now scheduling 2-day Professional Development “BlocklyProp with Robotics” classes for winter. Play, laugh and learn by doing. It’s what your students want to do too!

Ever sat through a boring Professional Development where you are talked to, talked at, but wanted to talk to your peers and couldn’t wait for the day to end? Most teachers have done exactly that! When Matt Matz started last week’s New York City course he said “I’m not going to talk very much - we’re going to build, program, and have fun!” and the teachers laughed and clapped. This is exactly what students want from your class, too. All you need to do is give them the hardware, show them... More

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