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Upgrading Robots to BlocklyProp: Convert your Boe-Bot or Shield-Bot fleet to ActivityBot 360° -
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:33 am

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.

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Make Your Hour Of Code an Hour With BlocklyProp! -
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:54 pm

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...

Educator Wayne Greene in Georgia -
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 3:49 pm

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...

New ActivityBot 360 Robot Now Shipping: What educators and students need to know! -
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 1:44 pm

 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...

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 -
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 2:34 pm

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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