Parallax Holiday Sale – 10% off through November 29th! #makerdeals @parallaxinc
“This year it’s important to place holiday orders as soon as possible. We’re launching this sale amidst some challenges (inventory shortages, increased shipping times) so please act fast! The discount is applied automatically – no coupon codes needed.”
At the age of 13 in 1981, Parallax founder, Chip Gracey had his first major introduction to programming and electronics: the Timex Sinclair computer. Chip’s influential junior high computer teacher Bob Wofford in the Winston Churchill Intermediate Sacramento, California school put Chip to work teaching the other students.
It was apparent that Chip’s technical skills were a passionate interest. Chip’s father Chuck brought home an Apple II computer and a green text monitor for the weekend.
Chip was fascinated by the new machine, writing BASIC code to display graphics and even removing the case to see the electronic components inside.
The computer had to return to his father’s office every Monday, giving Chip time to plan his next weekend programming project.
What are “Maker Deals” ? These are companies and people that do electronics, art, engineering, or just something interesting our team wants to spotlight using our Adafruit megaphone – these are not sponsored in any way, we do these each year and yah – some people will point out or dunk on us that we’re promoting our “competitors” but we do not see it that way. Post yours on social with #makerdeals or email’em to [email protected] , we’ll be posting all weekend through Monday. See last year’s “Welcome to #ADADEALS 2020 sales and more from maker companies that are NOT Adafruit” too … On Tuesday we’ll have our GivingTuesday stuff on the blog and socials.
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