Wednesday, May 31, 2017

An Easy Decision...

Given the choice between a barrel full of monkeys...

and the new Propeller FliP Try-it Kit from Parallax...

I will choose the FLiP Try-It Kit every time! The high quality of the hardware and these excellent educational resources are the reasons that the decision is easy!

Note: I am already playing with the FLiP and loving it. I'm so glad to see this kit for teaching and learning. I've been enjoying BlocklyProp since the release of the S3 robot! This is great stuff for students, educators, and hobbyists and Parallax's support is second to none!

Learn at

Parallax's "learn" resources are incredible! Click here for info about the FLiP - or see it all here -

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017


It is always a great day when a package with this packing tape arrives in the mailbox!

My Parallax FLiP just arrived on the eve of a long weekend! ;-)

Edit: Mine is from the first batch produced too!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Antikythera Mechanism

Google Doodle celebrates the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera mechanism and with a little Googling, I learn something I never knew! Fastenating!

Friday, May 5, 2017


More programming fun and power than you can imagine... Research demonstrates that this is a great way to learn! Take a look here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Robots and May?

Take a look here to see how robots and May go together. Bob May was an actor. He is best remembered for playing "The Robot," B-9, on the television series Lost in Space.