one of the driving
forces behind the world
of electronics. It is
circuits and hardware
communicate within a
LogicBlocks kits include
various blocks (such as
Input, AND, OR, and
NOT blocks) that snap
together to create
different strings of logic. Based on how the user assembles
the LogicBlocks, they can see how different choices affect
the output. The kit is easy to assemble and requires no
The kits include all the parts necessary to start
exploring digital logic and are priced at $39.95.
For further information, please contact:
Emic 2 Text-To-Speech
Designed in conjunction with Parallax and Grand Idea Studio, the Emic 2 Text-to-Speech module is a multi-language voice synthesizer that converts a stream of digital
text into natural sounding speech, thus giving projects a
voice. It has a simple command-based interface that makes
it simple to integrate into an embedded system.
Key features include:
high quality speech
synthesis for English
control of speech
pitch, speaking rate, and word emphasis; and the industry-standard DECtalk text-to-speech synthesizer engine ( 5.0.E1).
Retail price is $59.99.
Also new from Parallax is the Propeller ASC+ which is an Arduino shield compatible prototyping system
designed to use existing Arduino add-on boards with the
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Propeller’s SPIN language, Propeller Assembly, C, and C++.
Simultaneous processing with existing Arduino shields is
made possible so users don’t have to start over with new
boards and setups. Attach shields to the board to be able
to utilize the Propeller multicore processor with Arduino
shield based projects. Retail price is $49.99.
Dual Relay Board Control Kit
Once properly assembled, the dual relay board kit from Parallax allows users to control two high power devices
up to 8A each via the included Omron mechanical relays.
The dual relay board can be used to turn lights, fans, and
motors on/off while keeping them isolated from the
microcontroller. Independent control of each relay is
provided via a 2 x 3 header, making it friendly with servo
cables and providing a convenient connection to many
development boards, such as Parallax’s Board of Education,
Propeller Board of Education, Professional Development
Board, and Propeller Professional Development Board. LEDs
indicate relay status. Retail price is $19.99.
For further information on any of these products,
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