Inventing Kit Series

About the Inventing Kit Series

The Parallax Inventing Kit Series equips students to bring their genius ideas to life. 

Ideal for independent learners of any age, these kits are ideal for STEAM projects, science fairs, and as a supplement to the Henry Ford Invention Convention Worldwide curriculum  grades 6-8 and 9-12.

The Electronics Base Kit features the Propeller FLiP microcontroller module that plugs into a breadboard.  A variety of gadget basics are included: LEDs, pushbuttons, beeper, dial, servo motor, light and tilt sensors, and passive components.  With these, inventors pick up electronics and circuit-building skills. Then, they are ready to expand their creations with Add-on Kits for Mechanical, Environmental, or Security-focused applications.

The programming is easy to learn with visual BlocklyProp, a free online tool with an extensive set of built-in blocks that support the devices in these kits.

Inventing Kit Series

  • Electronics Base Kit (#32000)
  • Mechanical Add-on Kit (#32001)
  • Security Add-on Kit (#32002)
  • Environmental Add-on Kit (#32003)

Inventing Kit Series in the Parallax web store


Tutorials and teacher resources especially for the Inventing Kit Series are in the works!  In the mean time, most of the parts in the Electronics Base Kit are also supported in an earlier version, the Propeller FLiP Try-it Kit. Components in the Mechanical, Environmental, and Security Add-on Kits are supported by blocks that can be found in the BlocklyProp Block Reference.

Professional Development

Parallax holds Professional Development courses for educators, including Inventing with BlocklyProp: Beginning Electronics & Coding. 

PD Course Slides for Electronics Base Kit