Deals at Parallax – USA electronics company! @parallaxinc #ADADEALS
Here’s are some deals from Parallax! Happy Thanksgiving from Parallax + Announcements for Micro:bit v2.0, Propeller 2 and SumoBot WX –
This winter, it seems that we’ll have more time to invest in learning something new. If you’re making a purchase, consider one that involves learning a new skill or hobby (for yourself or somebody else). Such investments are durable and don’t get taken out with the trash. Don’t buy things you don’t need, even from us.
In that spirit, we’re opting out of the Black Friday chaos this year!
And truthfully, small American manufacturers like Parallax must operate a sustainable business. We released a new website and the Propeller 2 Multicore Microcontroller. We want to provide quality documentation, source code examples, supply for 20+ years, warranty support (sometimes even if you let the smoke out), and to have friendly people like Chantal and Kristina answer the phone. You certainly can’t get this from Amazon, and we can’t easily provide you with these things with continual discounts. Our interests in microcontrollers and electronics are a lifelong passion and we strive to provide steady value to you.
If you aren’t sure where to start with a project or learning on your own, reply to this e-mail and share your vision. I’ll provide some tips if you’d like.
Last week we emailed some companies in the maker world to see what sales they were going to have for Black Friday / Cyber Monday, etc, most of them got back to us, others did not, but we’ll cover them any way if they have sales that we can find.
We call this #ADADEALS – they are sales and deals that are not from Adafruit and happen to be in the maker / electronics / engineering community in some way (we’ve done this before).
Some could say we’re linking to and promoting “competitors” but we do not see it that way…all companies in this space are working together (or could!) to make great hardware for the Maker community and we are inspired by them!
Follow #ADADEALS on the blog and on Twitter. And post your own, use the tag #ADADEALS and we’ll Re-Tweet it and all that.
We’ll be post them today, all weekend long, and Monday.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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