At Parallax we are constantly amazed by the projects people create with our hardware. We also know just how well an outside project can help inspire interest in a personal project. That's the basis for our inspiration page: a place to be inspired and share completed projects to inspire others.

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  • The completed P.I.L. Box (Propeller Based Internet Logging) project.

    For my microMedic 2013 Contest project I created the "Propeller Based Internet Logging Pill Dispenser" or simply "the P.I.L.

  • Using soniCane.

    In the USA Network drama series “Covert Affairs,” Christopher Gorman plays August Anderson, an ex-Army officer blinded while on a mission in Iraq.

  • VTD (Valsalva Test Device) team member

    Heart failure is a serious medical condition affecting about 6 million Americans, including adults and children. Although there is currently no cure, early diagnosis can help people live longer, more active lives through medicine and lifestyle changes.

  • Cardiac Simulator Closed

    By day, I am a cardiovascular surgery nurse and by night I am an electronics learner and tinkerer.  I decided to combine both of my loves into one project – a cardiac simulator.  It is my hope that it will become a good resource for both healthcare givers as well as patients.  Healthcare givers can use the cardiac simulator as an

  • Circuitry for tracking.

    The low cost global health simulator project was started as an undergraduate research project under the leadership of Zach Meier and Robin Waltz at the University of Minnesota.

  • Arduino circuit.

    Webz of War is a cooperative two player exergame utilizing a Microsoft Kinect, two Nintendo Wii Balance Boards, two microMedic heart rate monitors (one from the kit, one special ordered), and a controller PC.

  • The KinoCOM Team

    The KinoCOM Team: Ravi Chacko, Kendall Gretsch, Sophie Jacobson, Stephen Linderman, Inema Orukari, Will Padovano, Joshua Siegel, and Avik Som

  • Maya with her Arduino-based Foot Neuropathy Analyzer

    Diabetes is one of the major causes of premature illness and death worldwide. Diabetes brings with it neurovascular complications, which result in the development of high pressure areas in the feet and hands.

  • Roger with his SMERTBike apparatus.

    My entry for the Parallax MicroMedic contest is a device which I call the SMERTbike. SMERT is an acronym for Smart Medical Exercise machine for use in Rehabilitation and Therapy.  The SMERTbike is designed as the internal electronics of a smart stationary bike.

  • Eagle Mountain Homeschool Co-op Team

    Our project helps people with asthma to avoid having asthma attacks. It does this by monitoring breath pressure and alerting the user if the pressure exceeds a preset point, customized to that user’s lung capacity. Sometimes people with asthma don’t realize that an asthma attack is coming.

  • Computer view of the mDocInTheBox.

    This project is very helpful for learning about the Arduino UNO board and Android app development. The Parallax BOE (Board of Education) is used with an Arduino UNO board.

  • Close up of robotic snake.

    The goal of this project was to build a biologically inspired robot with several applications for military use. The modular aspect enables many aspects of the robot to be customized for the operation, including the number of segments, the sensor package at the front of the robot, and the control package at the rear.