What’s In the Kit
The kit includes the Propeller Activity Board WX which
is powerful enough to be used for many different projects.
A Parallax Propeller is a multicore microprocessor containing
eight “cogs” which can be programmed to simultaneously
process code for true multitasking. The board has a Mini
TRRS audio/video (or audio/mic) jack, and a selectable
wireless socket/USB for communication between a host
computer and the Propeller.
There is a servo, motion sensor, joystick, accelerometer,
color sensor, ultrasound, remote control, IR receiver, color
OLED display, and many needed components to make a
variety of designs.
Parallax has added Blockly to its list
of tools for programming their
popular Propeller microcontroller.
Their version of Blockly is called
Blocklyprop, and I have been
pleasantly surprised to find out how
much fun it is to use and how
powerful it can be.
They have introduced a Blocklyprop
Starter Kit to help you get going
with Blocklyprop. After completing
the projects, you will have a good
understanding of Blocklyprop and
the skills needed to make your own
projects with the parts in the kit.
38 SERVO 04.2017
Getting started with Parallax’s
new graphic language.
By Carol Hazlett
Data from PING))) sensor on OLED screen. Propeller Activity Board WX with battery pack.