If you are new to the Blockly programming environment with the Propeller development boards, including the Activity Board WX, start here. This tutorial will introduce you to BlocklyProp and prepare you using it with other tutorials and your own projects.
Ready to learn to program with BlocklyProp? If so, you are in the right place.
This set of activities will help you get familiar with the basic BlocklyProp blocks, how to use them, and how they work together. You will build programs for common coding tasks: naming and using values, doing math problems, making decisions, and repeating sections of code.
BlocklyProp + Multicore = Amazing! Learn how to build and use functions—re-usable chunks of code—with BlocklyProp. Then, try launching the functions into their own cores to run at the same time on the multicore Propeller microcontroller.
Learn to build simple circuits on a Propeller Activity Board or breadboard with a Propeller FLiP module. Create BlocklyProp graphical programs for blinking LEDs, controlling LEDs with pushbuttons, playing notes on a piezo speaker, and more. You will be building real-world STEM skills!
Practical applications for microcontrollers like the Propeller are all around you everyday. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to add a coin acceptor to your Propeller program (like you'd see in a vending machine) using BlocklyProp!
This is an easy-to-make window display for Halloween that pairs the capable Parallax Propeller Activity Board WX with some of our more popular sensors and components.
Spook those trick-or-treaters this year with a festive Halloween laughing skull window display made from popular Parallax sensors and components.
DIY your Halloween lawn decorations this year with the Parallax Animation Kit, some inexpensive holiday props, and a lot of hot glue.
This BlocklyProp project for the Propeller Activity Board or the FLiP Try-it Kit makes a tilt-controlled 4-note musical instrument, with LEDs that light up for each note. Make a few in your classroom for an electronic bell choir.
Create a database of records by storing RFID tag numbers with meaningful information (like names, dates, or locations) together in EEPROM. Using an OLED screen you can even display the records for each tag as you scan them.
The FLiP Try-it Kit comes with an exciting array of sensors and components that you can build into creative projects. Try this activity involving the 4x4 Matrix Keypad, 7-Segment LED, and piezospeaker and get visible and audible feedback to your Keypad key presses.
Traditional metronomes are boring! Jazz up your musical practice with this beautiful Visual Metronome - featuring components from the Parallax Animation Kit.
With just two servos, the ColorPal sensor, and a whole lot of hot glue, you can build your own Candy Sorter and program it in Blockly. Yum!!!
Ever wondered how your fitness tracker is able to measure your heart rate? Learn how build a finger-clip device to observe and measure your heart rate using LEDs and a light sensor.
Need help parking in just the right spot to clear the garage door without tapping the front bumper? Use the PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor to measure the distance to your car, with indicator lights to tell you when to stop. This little project uses the parts in the BlocklyProp Starter Kit.
Display your Memsic 2125's X/Y tilt position on an interactive OLED display! With the Propeller FL!P (or Activity Board) and BlocklyProp, this project will be simple and fun to complete.
Add the 96 x 64 Color OLED Display Module to add pizzaz to your BlocklyProp projects. Learn how to handle text, numbers, lines, shapes, and more.
Play Pong without ever touching a paddle or controller! This project will introduce you to the concept of capacitive sensing by creating touchless game controllers from aluminum foil and tape.
BlocklyProp makes it easy and straightforward to introduce precision timing into your Propeller applications. Special thanks to guest author Jon McPhalen for this in-depth tutorial.
Whether you live in an earthquake-prone area or not, this project is a fun way to experiment with accelerometers. Thanks to Carol Hazlett for creating this BlocklyProp project with parts from the BlocklyProp Starter Kit.
Get started on your Halloween Projects with our Spooky Doll project and the Parallax Animation Kit.
WS2812 LEDs are extremely versatile and fun to use. This 2-part project will give you plenty of creative ideas on how to incorporate them into your BlocklyProp applications.
Making projects with a few WS2812 LEDs is fun, but making a project with a whole strip of them is even better! Learn how to create scrolling patterns and even incorporate distance sensing and robotics in this BlocklyProp project.