View Full Version : Thank you, Chip and Parallax

12-13-2009, 11:15 AM
I've worked with a couple of different micro-controllers. One was very powerful but the manual was poorly translated from its native language to English with most of its application notes in the native language and their forums have been dead since 2006. Another has a huge following of professionals and some hobbyists but not nearly as powerful as the Propeller.

I have found Parallax to be a cut above all others. Their customer support is the best. The forums are full of people eager to share their knowledge and help others. And what I find most refreshing is that Parallax deals with what other companies seem to forget, educating people and catering to the hobbyist. I have seen some knockoffs of the Basic Stamp and their manuals may have half a page of documentation on a command where Parallax will ten pages! They care that people learn, and have fun with their products. If I knew of anyone who was beginning to look into the fascinating world of micro-controllers I would not hesitate to refer them the Parallax!

Lastly, having seen Chip at the UPNE I can see that he is the one with the vision to reach the hobbyists and the ones eager to learn. As Parallax goes forward with the Propeller II and all the new products I just want to give a HUGE thank you and keep up the great work! http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/yeah.gif

Will work for Propeller parts!

Toby Seckshund
12-13-2009, 06:44 PM
I agree with everything above. The thing That I find makes a huge difference is the speed of replies on the forums, its more like a slow telephone conversation. If there is a delay it is normally only due to timezones.

Not having a few "high and mighty" attack dogs claiming the purity of the forum, and pouring scorn upon a simple question, always helps.

Style and grace : Nil point

12-13-2009, 07:29 PM
Same here :) Thanks Chip & all @ Parallax. And not forgetting the users on this forum.

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


Tony B.
12-13-2009, 08:39 PM
I attended my first FREE Webinar this week on PASM and what a great experience! I’m sure there was some cost to Parallax to host the Webinar. Parallax is serious about customer service and education and for that I am very thankful!

Thanks to all at Parallax!!

12-14-2009, 03:11 AM
Yeah, the webinar was really great. I felt that it could have lasted 10x the time it took, Pasm is really a large subject, and an art in some way. I'm looking forward the next ones. However, I wonder how deep they will tackle the subject;·do learning asm is their scope or is it only a quickstart...

I think releasing a book with hands-on labs·for advanced·Pasm would really be·a great thing, for educational purpose. But they have so·much things to do. :P

Post Edited (FredBlais) : 12/13/2009 8:16:53 PM GMT

12-15-2009, 05:43 AM

There is a document that is available from the OBEX that helps understand ASM for the Propeller as well. A fellow member created it and wanted to share with all of those who wanted to learn more about PASM. Here is a link for your convenience, there are a few·docs·out there that try to help with understanding·PASM, perhaps this will help as well.

Augmented Assembly Code:


Joshua Donelson
www.parallax.com (http://www.parallax.com)

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
12-15-2009, 05:51 AM
Joshua, I envy your ability to sit on the LAN side of that network.. :)

Here's the full URL for everyone on this side. :)

obex.parallax.com/objects/533/ (http://obex.parallax.com/objects/533/)


New to the Propeller?

Visit the: The Propeller Pages (http://www.warrantyvoid.us/tiki-index.php?page=Propeller) @ Warranty Void.

Graham Stabler
12-15-2009, 05:57 AM
Joshua, your link is missing a parallax.com but even then the manual included is not for assembly but for a preprocessor to be used with assembly.


12-15-2009, 05:57 AM
Thank you Oldbitcollector; that is indeed the address I meant to put up http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif


Agreed, the link was to a document to help understand PASM. That was a document a member said helped him a great deal with understanding PASM, so I wanted to share. Sorry if it seemed more confusing than helpful.


Joshua Donelson
www.parallax.com (http://www.parallax.com)

Post Edited (Joshua Donelson (Parallax)) : 12/14/2009 11:09:57 PM GMT