Headshot of Clayton C., sophomore at Weeping Water Public School Meet Clayton: Aspiring Rocket Engineer Inspired by Boe-Bots

The following transcript is compiled from multiple email interviews between Clayton C. (CC), a high school student in Nebraska and Parallax enthusiast since 2013, and Hannah Shows (HS), the Marketing and Events intern at Parallax Inc. The questions and answers have been lightly edited for clarity, concision, and flow.

HS: Hey Clayton, thanks for agreeing to an interview. I look forward to learning all the ways you’ve used Parallax products to equip your robotic... More

Tina Angell, Pathways Charter Educator 'Can Do' Alternative Education with Parallax Products

Think about it: What steps can you take to create and nurture a “can do” classroom culture while allowing for flexibility and self-pacing? Tina Angell, a California-based educator teaching alternative education, empowers students to define their own learning with the ActivityBot 360° (AB360°). She guides students to further define personalized learning objectives by creating to-do lists and project plans. The ultimate goal is to move the... More

Faith Caplan, educator, working with students on Parallax BOE Bots How a Parallax “Featured Teacher” Runs an Intensive Robotics & Engineering Program

At Parallax, we have the opportunity to meet many educators who prepare students for extraordinary technical careers. Recently, Faith Caplan, a California CTE Educator and March “Featured Teacher,” brought her entire class to Parallax to take a tour and learn more about careers, programming, and commercial uses of microcontrollers—showing students real-world connections involving product development and inventions. 

Mrs. Caplan uses Boe-Bots purchased roughly 15 years ago. They’ve... More

Exploring the Top Six Educator Resources for Shield-Bot with Arduino

Parallax’s offers comprehensive wraparound support for the Shield-Bot for Arduino.

Many teachers lead 75-90 students/day through this course material. One of them is Faith Caplan, an engineering lead educator and CTE chairperson at Folsom Cordova Unified School District (next week’s Parallax Insider News introduces Mrs. Caplan’s program in more detail). Sometimes educators are surprised to learn of all of the resources we’ve made available for the Shield-... More

California Invention Convention logo Announcing New Partnership Between Parallax and California Invention Convention

The Parallax Team is proud to announce a new partnership with the California Invention Convention. Both Parallax and the CA Invention Convention equip children with requisite tools and skills to bring to life inventive solutions.

The CA Invention Convention champions invention education as a tool to advance creative problem solving in the classroom. In asking children to identify and solve problems in their communities... More