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August 19, 2011 AT 11:25 am

New packaging and products from Parallax at RadioShack stores

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New packaging and products from Parallax at RadioShack stores via Hack-a-day… Ken writes –

Hey all,

RadioShack is dead serious about their investment in the DIY/creator/inventor/entrepreneur/hobbyist electronics business, just to confirm the discussions going on around here. Parallax and many others have been working closely with RadioShack over the past year. And, shortly they’ll be surfing the great wave that you’ve been riding for many years already. Everything offered is priced to take home, below spousal approval level if one exists.

Don’t have much time to get into the details, but shortly you will find a significant selection of Parallax products at your local RadioShack. Depending on the store, it’s likely to be one of these three scenarios: everything you see is stocked; the core Propeller and BASIC Stamp items plus a few sensors are in-stock; or they’re a franchise dealer where they choose what they stock [because we are selling it to 5,000 stores – one at a time – all next week in Dallas!]. Below is a quick look into what’s going on around here lately.

You have made this possible, by the way, not us. We’re just trying to design and manufacture the finest quality product as a result of your inspiration, feedback and encouragement.

Ken Gracey

You will see some new sensors… [These packages are going everywhere, BTW: Fry’s Electronics, hobby shops, and towards any other sources where you want to buy.]

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6 Comments

  1. You just got to love the blister packaging. All the joy and fun to get it open. Especially recommended for people with too low a blood pressure – which is instantly cured by this.

    And after you have defeated the evil protective cover, you end up with a whole lot of WASTE going into a land fill and a tiny tiny PCB which might not even work (anymore).

    Aren’t modern times wonderful?

  2. @robert – what are the alternatives for retailers?

    … oh, and for folks who are going to ask — we do not plan on doing retail packaging for any of our products at this time.

  3. A sharp pair of scissors always makes opening those easy, just cut around the edges and it will open right up. Pain-free. 🙂

    Uhh.. I think they meant “Gyroscope”..

    I wonder if “The Shack” will ever carry Arduino along side the Basic Stamp kit?

  4. Richard Johnson

    ” I wonder if “The Shack” will ever carry Arduino along side the Basic Stamp kit? ”
    I hope soooo

  5. Arduino was voted #1 on a list of things people wanted added in a vote Radioshack did not long ago, according to an email from Radioshack, so I have to think it’s on the short list.

  6. Here’s the link
    http://blog.radioshack.com/2011/07/21/top-ten-diy-suggestions-from-you/

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