View Full Version : Parallax.com Mystery Sale over. Stay tuned for the next Mystery Sale next week.

Jen J.
03-20-2009, 12:31 AM
The Mystery Sale has expired.

DIRECTIONS: Find the mystery product by navigating through the related products in the store on the Parallax.com site.

You should move from one product page to the next through the related products at the bottom of the page (see attached screen shot). If you don't see the footprints you have lost your path!

HERE ARE YOR CLUES. GOOD LUCK! (http://www.parallax.com/Store/tabid/60/Default.aspx)

1. Start here: This chip has eight processors (cogs) and can operate simultaneously, either independently or cooperatively, sharing common resources through a central hub. It has the smallest footprint. Answer: Propeller Chip QFN

2. Next (related product): Use this to explore the power and flexibility of the Propeller microcontroller. Answer: Propeller Manual

3. Next (related product): Looking instead for a hands-on approach to learning? This kit has everything you need to get started. Answer: Propeller Starter Kit

4. Next (related product): Ready to go a step further? Attach these items to your kit and plug and play with these peripherals. Use this to explore the power and flexibility of the Propeller microcontroller. Answer: Propeller Accessories Kit

5. Next (related product):Now you want to create projects. This board will help you do that and save some money as well, with no need for an extra programming tool! Congratulations! Answer: Propeller Proto Board USB (40% Off)

FINE PRINT: Limit one "Mystery Sale!" product per customer per day. Mystery Sale will list for five hours or until pre-determined max number of product have been sold (whatever comes first). Sale begins at 10am PDT on 03/19/09.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Post Edited (Jen J. (Parallax)) : 3/19/2009 10:17:03 PM GMT

03-20-2009, 01:13 AM
Hi Jen J, your "treasure hunt" is a great idea , I really laughed hard at myself at one point when I felt as the young boy in "A Christmas Story" must have felt when he received his code wheel from the Ovaltine club , frantically writing down the answers to the clues. Of course your reward is of more value·http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Just had to relate that snippet it still has me smiling.

Jeff T.

03-20-2009, 01:26 AM
You guys must have a lot of fun working there...

Signature space for rent!
Send $1 to CannibalRobotics.com.

03-20-2009, 02:37 AM
I can't open the propeller page :(

http://www.propgfx.co.uk/forum/·home of the PropGFX Lite


Thomas Fletcher
03-20-2009, 02:48 AM
They certainly know how to move product, as I just bought one.

03-20-2009, 03:26 AM
Wow! That's a great deal!

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-20-2009, 03:29 AM
Wow! {I cheated, followed the final clue.}

That is an incredible deal!

Anyone who works with the Propeller should have more than one of these on hand!


New to the Propeller?

Check out: Protoboard Introduction (http://jeffledger.googlepages.com/Protoboard_Introduction.pdf) , Propeller Cookbook 1.4 (http://ucontroller.com/Propeller%20Protoboard%20Designs%20for%20the%20Beg inner.pdf) & Software Index (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=770318)
Updates to the Cookbook are now posted to: Propeller.warrantyvoid.us (http://propeller.warrantyvoid.us)
Got an SD card connected? - PropDOS (http://www.orrtech.net/propdos/)

03-20-2009, 04:13 AM
Okay, it worked on me too. Your timing was really good.

Michael O'Brien
03-20-2009, 04:40 AM
Good choice, thank you for the discount.

Jen J.
03-20-2009, 05:15 AM
Thanks for playing along. Enjoy your Proto Boards!
Cheers, JJ

03-20-2009, 08:00 AM
Yes they do know how to move product http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I found the deal then bought the 4X20 lcd display as well!


03-20-2009, 11:28 AM

Great concept... BUT

Ok, OK, OK... so I guessed wrong. So, then I googled it... and google got it wrong. Then I searched it and the search engine failed.

Finally I followed the clues... and the contest closed.

BUT in the process I was reminded of something... Parallax has a control board that I haven't ordered yet:) Place that puppy at the end of the trail:)

I do have one complaint... there were no math questions. I studied math all night ... and there were no math questions.