Robots for Education
Parallax designs and manufactures robotics kits, UAVs, sensors, and microcontroller accessories for education, hobby, and industrial users. Parallax's commitment to open source hardware allows users to learn from their products and contribute back to the community.
The Parallax Story
Under the technical leadership of Chip Gracey, Parallax has progressed from coding Apple II computers to designing the Propeller 1 and 2, Parallax's own custom multicore microcontrollers which they've released as a fabless semiconductor company.
Key Parallax Milestones
PIC Programmer released and eventually sold to Microchip in Arizona
Parallax partners with Scenix Semiconductor to design the SX, the fastest 8-bit microcontroller in the world
Parallax releases the SX-Key, the programmer and debugger for the SX microcontroller
Parallax acquires the remaining manufacturing ability of the SX microcontroller from Ubicom (who acquired Scenix Semiconductor)
Parallax begins design of their own custom multicore microntroller, the Propeller 1
Propeller 1 Multicore Microcontroller released
Shield-Bot for Arduino robot released
BlocklyProp visual programming environment released with ActivityBot 360
Propeller 2 Multicore Microcontroller released!
Commitment to High Quality
Parallax's goal is to produce the highest quality electronic product, with consideration to the newest manufacturing processes, the best material, and with a warranty they will gladly back at any time.
Manufacturing costs will never cause them to make hasty decisions and release a product that’s anywhere short of their highest production ability.
It’s common for Parallax to service products that are over 20 years old!