About Parallax

Parallax microcontroller and robotic products are innovative, affordable and very customer friendly. Popular items that we sell are;

The Propeller chip: The Propeller is a multicore system that can do real-time simultaneous multiprocessing. It uses eight 32-bit cores called cogs controlled by a bus controller called the Hub. It can be programmed in assembly, C, or in the interpreted Spin programming language. It comes with a software library of objects for a various sets of input/output devices, such as UARTs and a video display controller emulated fully in software. The Propeller is also supported by third-party compiler developers who have developed platforms in C and BASIC. The Parallax Propeller is also recognized as being easy to program.

The BASIC Stamp and BASIC Stamp 2: Released in 1995, the BASIC Stamp was so named because it was about the size of a postage stamp. Programmed in PBASIC, the BASIC Stamp found an audience in electronic hobbyists with powerful I/O commands that made it easy to connect to other electronic components.

The Boe-Bot: The Boe-Bot is a programmable wheeled robot with a BASIC Stamp 2 brain that is used by educators and hobbyists. After being introduced in 1998, it is one of Parallax's top selling robots.

Sensors: Parallax manufactures sensors to measure distance, color, humidity, temperature, pressure, RPMs, heat, and altitude. These sensors are either surface-mounted components on a printed circuit board or in packages that are readily acceptable for breadboard-style mounting. Each sensor is supported with educational curriculum and documentation.

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Who uses Parallax?


Parallax products are widely used in educational institutions at all levels. They are instrumental in teaching electronics, programming, and robotics, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.


Parallax products are utilized in research projects across various scientific disciplines, including environmental monitoring, medical devices, and experimental setups.


These products provide a user-friendly platform for creating innovative gadgets, robots, and electronic devices.

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