Past Parallax Catalogs

PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
Given that there were some questions on old Parallax products, specifically the BS2 PDB and Altera offerings, I though I would take the Catalog PDF's from the Parallax CD's Parallax used to send out with their orders and post them up. These are off site as they are too big for an upload.

I give you:

2004
2005
2006
2008
2009

Adding all files to the accompanying CD's:

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009






Added 2005 Product Catalog. Thanks Doggiedoc!
Infernal Machine

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  • ValeTValeT Posts: 308
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I find it interesting to look at the background images in the 2004 catalog. Anyone else agree with me??

    Does Parallax still make these catalogs? If so, what am I missing :)??
  • Dave HeinDave Hein Posts: 5,593
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Does anybody have the PDF for the 2007 catalog? That must be the first one showing the Prop since it doesn't appear in the 2006 catalog.
  • Jen J.Jen J. Posts: 649
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Ah...the 2004 catalog. Quite a few family pets in that one, it was tremendous fun to create.

    To answer your question, we no longer print a comprehensive product catalog. The current trend is toward smaller, more focused shopping guides highlighting our popular products. Print has a difficult time competing with the web in terms of staying up to date. And the large catalogs were a huge investment of time and money.

    If you wanted to get a PDF or request the 2013-2014 Product Guide, there are links on this page.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Dave Hein wrote: »
    Does anybody have the PDF for the 2007 catalog? That must be the first one showing the Prop since it doesn't appear in the 2006 catalog.

    The 2007 .ISOs only have the 2006 catalog. I don't have a printed catalog from 2007.
    Infernal Machine
  • GenetixGenetix Posts: 1,269
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    A few months back I was looking for something and came across an archive of the old Parallax website. I don't know if I still a link but I downloaded as much from it as I could since I didn't know how long it would be there. They didn't have everything though. I can understand why Parallax doesn't have old catalogs and documents on their web page but I don't see why can't that put that stuff on their FTP server. Some people still use or buy that old hardware plus there are sometimes references to it. Not everyone has a Parallax CD and even the ISOs are no longer available.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Genetix wrote: »
    A few months back I was looking for something and came across an archive of the old Parallax website. I don't know if I still a link but I downloaded as much from it as I could since I didn't know how long it would be there. They didn't have everything though. I can understand why Parallax doesn't have old catalogs and documents on their web page but I don't see why can't that put that stuff on their FTP server. Some people still use or buy that old hardware plus there are sometimes references to it. Not everyone has a Parallax CD and even the ISOs are no longer available.

    It is my intent to provide the ISO's from the previous years. I had to call Parallax today to see if it would be legal to host those files.

    I got a thumbs up.

    Look for them in the next few days.
    Infernal Machine
  • GenetixGenetix Posts: 1,269
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Found It:

    https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.parallax.com

    Parallax.com was originally owned by Parallax Graphics.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Genetix wrote: »

    I have used the Way Back Machine to get some archives. Many are lost.

    Unfortunately Parallax turned on the robot.txt disabling many archives
    Infernal Machine
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Interesting on the amount of new archives appearing for 2013. Last year there were a handful.

    This is good for finding some new old files.
    Infernal Machine
  • Ron CzapalaRon Czapala Posts: 2,418
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I found the Nov 1999 Disc with product briefs, images, etc.

    Parallax Nov99 CD.jpg

    How about some neat products from 1997 like the Stamp Bug...
    attachment.php?attachmentid=110415
    924 x 558 - 39K
    1024 x 1026 - 198K
  • Dave HeinDave Hein Posts: 5,593
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This page from May 23, 2006 is interesting -- https://web.archive.org/web/20060523152800/http://www.parallax.com/propeller/index.asp . It shows the information on the Prop just after it was introduced. It's good to see the prices came down a bit since it was first introduced.
  • davejamesdavejames Posts: 3,919
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison wrote: »
    I give you:

    ...well Pub, that was a labor of love!
    Well-written documentation requires no explanation.
  • GenetixGenetix Posts: 1,269
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Can someone tell me what the Stamp Experimental Board is? The documentation wasn't available.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Genetix wrote: »
    Can someone tell me what the Stamp Experimental Board is? The documentation wasn't available.

    A lot of info with a simple Google search.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Stamp+Experimental+Board&oq=Stamp+Experimental+Board&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

    You will have to weed out what's Parallax and what's not.
    Infernal Machine
  • Tracy AllenTracy Allen Posts: 6,283
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I repeat what I said in another recent thread, to Jen in particular and the Parallax milieu in general, those catalogs are works of art. You can see immediately that they were fun and labor of love.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Tracy,

    I have to agree with you. All the graphics were great and well presented..

    Jen needs a raise! Listening Ken?
    Infernal Machine
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I decided not to do .ISO's, (that would have cost me money to convert). ZIP's instead.

    Got most of the ZIP's done. Give me an hour.

    EDIT: Been very busy this weekend. Give me a couple of days. :)
    Infernal Machine
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I found the Nov 1999 Disc with product briefs, images, etc.

    Parallax Nov99 CD.jpg

    How about some neat products from 1997 like the Stamp Bug...
    attachment.php?attachmentid=110415

    Ron,

    Can you zip that up and post it? I will ad that to the archives.

    Jim
    Infernal Machine
  • doggiedocdoggiedoc Posts: 2,011
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Jim, I came across the 2005 pdf you want me to email it to you to host. PM me.

    Paul
    Some times my mind seems to wander..... these days I just tag along.
  • Ken GraceyKen Gracey Posts: 6,296
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison wrote: »
    Tracy,

    I have to agree with you. All the graphics were great and well presented..

    Jen needs a raise! Listening Ken?

    YES! And I agree with you entirely!

    Ken Gracey
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Updated the first post with the 2005 catalog. Thanks doggiedoc!
    Infernal Machine
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Having problem uploading ZIP's right now. Will try in a day .
    Infernal Machine
  • Ron CzapalaRon Czapala Posts: 2,418
    edited August 2014 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison asked me to ZIP the Parallax Nov 1990 CD contents mentioned in post #11.

    EDIT: I uploaded it to DropBox and Publison downloaded it - not sure where he plans to store it...

    It actually contains the Parallax Web site (HTML, etc) from 1999 so you can step back in time...
    1024 x 1026 - 198K
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,996
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Found this today - kinda by accident...2004 Parallax Product Guide (Mini Catalog).

    http://www.mouser.com/catalog/supplier/library/ParallaxMiniCatalog.pdf
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,382
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison asked me to ZIP the Parallax Nov 1990 CD contents mentioned in post #11.

    EDIT: I uploaded it to DropBox and Publison downloaded it - not sure where he plans to store it...

    It actually contains the Parallax Web site (HTML, etc) from 1999 so you can step back in time...

    Dang! Where did I put that? (Searching hard drives)
    Infernal Machine
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