Company Profile

Parallax, Inc.

Parallax Inc. designs and manufactures microcontroller development tools and small single-board computers.  Parallax's product line consists of BASIC Stamp microcontrollers and development software, SX chips and programmers/debuggers, Propeller chips and tools, project boards, robotics kits, educational tools, and sensors.

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Company Info

P: 916-624-8333
P: 888-512-1024
F: 916-624-8003
599 Menlo Drive
Rocklin, CA 95765

Parallax, Inc. Entries

  • ►  Sensors • Gas Sensors • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sensors 

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    Used to detect the amount of carbon dioxide present in a system. Types include nondispersive infrared CO2 sensors and chemical C02 sensors.

    Parallax designs carbon dioxide sensors used for air quality control and fermentation process control in residential, automotive and industrial settings. Sensor features include power requirements of 6.5-12 VDC, high impedance EMF generation interface, and operating temperature range of -4F to 122F.

  • ►  Sensors • Ultrasonic Sensors 

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    Used to generate high frequency sound waves to calculate the time interval between sending and receiving the signal to determine distance to an object.

    Parallax carries PING))) ultrasonic sensors for low-cost, easy distance measurement. With basic pulse in/pulse out communication, they provide non-contact distance measurements within a 2 cm to 3 m range while a burst indicator LED indicates that measurement is in progress. Each sensor is 0.81" x 1.8" x 0.6", with an operating temperature range from +32 to +158 degrees Fahrenheit, and comes with a 3-pin header for soldering-free connection to a servo extension cable.

  • ►  Sensors • Position Sensors • Tilt Sensors 

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    Parallax offers a 4-directional tilt sensor commonly used in smart phones and digital cameras. Applications include rotating display adjustment, robotic movement, tilt sensing for remote controls, and alarm systems.

  • ►  Sensors • Gas Sensors • Methane Sensors 

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    Parallax Inc.'s methane gas sensor modules feature an operating temperature range of 32F to 158F, and power requirements of 5VDC @ 165 m. Used for sensing high methane gas concentration and stand/alone/background sensing, the sensors have an easy SIP interface and are compatible with most microcontrollers

  • ►  Sensors • Gas Sensors 

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    Gas sensors detect the presence of various gases within an area, usually as part of a safety system.

    Parallax Inc. is an online seller of gas sensors. They offer CO2 sensors for industrial and automotive applications. The CO2 Gas Sensor Module is designed to allow a microcontroller to determine when a preset carbon dioxide level has been reached. The CH4 are methane gas sensors, also using a microcontroller for preset levels of methane..

  • ►  Sensors • Distance Measuring Sensors 

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    Sensors for measuring the distance between two objects.

    Parallax Inc.'s Ping))) Ultrasonic Distance Measuring Sensor is a low-cost, multi-use sensor. The Ping))) sensor utilizes sonar, and the output is a variable-width pulse that corresponds to the distance to the target, within 2cm to 3m range. It also features a 3-pin header for easy, solderless installation with a servo extension cable.

  • ►  Motors • Vibration Motors 

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    Vibration motors most commonly work on the principle of gyratory motion with applications from sifting and sorting to small scale applications such as cellular telephones.

    Parallax, Inc. offers encapsulated vibration motors. These motors have operating voltages ranging from 2.2 to 3.6 VDC, a 4.76 cm wire length, rated speeds ranging from 12,000 to 2,000 RPM, and operating temperatures ranging from -30 to +70°C. Motors have applications for operator feedback, video gaming, simulations, emergency alerting, touch screens, and handheld devices.