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09-11-2011, 05:35 AM
Saw the new Spy Kids movie today. The movie itself was pretty dreadful, although my kids liked it. The first one(s) were a lot better.

However, there was about a half second of screen time for Parallax: The dad builds some sort of Spy finder gadget, and just before he closes it up you can see a board with the Parallax logo, and I believe it had a title on it of the "Prop-1" mrrrmm something or other. I forget the remainder of the title. But it was perhaps controlling blinky lights on the, well, prop.

Was this an early Propeller prototyping board or something? I came late to the party (about a year ago) so I don't know what the earlier iterations of prop boards might've looked like.


Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-11-2011, 05:53 AM
It was probably a Prop-1 controller from EFX-Tek, although I think it used to be a Parallax product before the two Jo(h)ns founded EFX-Tek. Here's a link:



09-11-2011, 08:25 AM
That is correct. It is a Prop-1 controller is from EFX-TEK and Jon asked us on EFX-TEK forums if we saw the movie.

Does the Prop-1 controller have the EFX-TEK logo on it or does ParallaxEFX logo on it?

BTW, The Prop-1 controller was idea by Jon Williams and John B when they worked at Parallax. When Parallax discontinued EFX products, Jon W. and John B. started EFX-TEK.com and took over selling all of the products in the ParallaxEFX line.

09-11-2011, 03:26 PM
The one in the movie had a parallax logo on it, I'm pretty sure. But maybe it was an old one... The picture in the link above has an efxtek logo. All the same, it was kinda fun to see.