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Parallax Brings Home Makey Award for best Educational-Outreach

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 5:55am

Parallax brought home the MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Award for best Educational/Outreach this past weekend. Makey Awards were given out during a live internet broadcast from Maker Faire NY. Jessica Uelmen, Parallax Engineering Manager, is particularly skilled at creating engaging, step-by-step video tutorials. She shows how to get started with fun, “Do it Yourself” electronics projects. Using Parallax Education products such as the popular BASIC Stamp Activity Kit, Jessica introduces the basics of breadboarding, wiring circuits from schematics, microcontroller programming, and more.

Parallax Makey Award

Jessica’s videos also highlight beginner-friendly Parallax robots. Her S2 robot playlist gives viewers a sneak a peek inside the hard case, demonstrate how to write your name, deliver a message, play music and even do the hokey pokey dance. Her Stamps in Class playlist also features the Boe-Bot Robot navigating with sensors and solving mazes.

The Parallax Stamps in Class and Propeller Education programs provide kits, textbooks and training videos that feature engaging, project-based microcontroller lessons. Hands-on activities introduce electronics, robotics, sensors, and programming—technology literacy for future inventors. Parallax Educational materials are used by DIY hobbyists, students, engineers, and schools ranging from junior high STEM to university programs.

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