• Jen J.

    by Published on 06-28-2013 08:43 PM

    Every year at our fiscal year end we put on our grubby work clothes and clean the entire building inside and out. Inventory is counted, windows are cleaned, the exterior is power washed, blinds are dusted, desks are disinfected, ceiling tiles are replaced, paint is touched up, floors are scrubbed, warehouses are organized, and so much more. It is a hard day of work but it is a fun day of work as most all of us get to work with people we normally do not, doing tasks we normally don't do either. This is Parallax team building at its finest. Thank you for supporting us in another year of business. Our building is clean and bright and ready for what the new fiscal year will bring.

    Parallaxians in their fancy new Summer hats.

    A certain Parallax president riding his unicycle in the building.
    by Published on 05-01-2013 08:08 PM

    Saturday, May 4th, 2013, the Official Propeller Conference (OPC) will be held at Parallax Headquarters in Rocklin, CA.

    Unable to attend OPC in person?
    We will be broadcasting it live as a Google+ Hangout so you can watch it from wherever you are.

    Watch our broadcast! And this link will take you directly to an IRC channel after you enter a user name.

    Here are some handy conference links:See you there!
    by Published on 12-21-2012 03:53 PM

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries in our first annual "Hack The Halls" contest! Our panel of judges were quite pleased with the quantity, variety, and creativity of the holiday projects.

    And the winners for the 2012 "Hack The Halls" Contest are…

    First Place ($300 in Parallax credit) - ke4pjw (Post #77)
    "Propeller Powered Christmas Lights Project and the Griswold FX - Rudolph 16 Custom Board" - ke4pjw provided an excellent video explaining his process and his programming. He also made his own custom control board. The light show looked beautiful. Seriously…where can we get a Rudolph 16 board? Judge quote: "Fricking bad ***!"

    Second Place ($200 in Parallax credit) - Ray-D (Post #70)
    "Propeller Powered Christmas Clock" - Judges liked the custom Propeller controlled boards that were created, the versatility of the clock, and the level of detail that went into its creation.

    Third Place ($100 in Parallax credit) - shyerdj (Post #73)
    "How the Grinch Stole Christmas Game" - shyerdj created a North Pole diorama with LEDs and photoresistors. He then added an interactive component with a remote controlled Grinch with laser cannon. It is a great looking finished piece and it's interactive. Judge quote: "Yea! Lasers and glitter!"

    Honorable Mention ($75 in Parallax credit) - halfblinddado (Post #48)
    Judges were only going to award 3 prizes, but we had to add an Honorable Mention because of this project. A 3-D printer was used to create a nice Wintry sculpture which was then lit from underneath with LEDs. Jessica's 'Christmas Scribbler Caroling Robot' tutorial was then modified for the project.

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