What's a Propeller


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5 months ago by
I don't get it. I thought Propellers are those things used for chopping fingers off quadcopter pilots and arms off airplane pilots. Why are people trying to "program" these things?
Community: Parallax
We should put up a few proper technical questions so we can attract some realistic input :)
written 5 months ago by Woss Code  

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5 months ago by
(An example answer to David's rhetorical question...)

A "Propeller" in the context of this "Parallax" community is a Microcontroller.  To be specific it is the P8X32A manufactured by Parallax Semiconductor.  Wikipedia's page on this device: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallax_Propeller

Further information including datasheet, comprehensive user manual and application notes can be found at https://www.parallax.com/product/p8x32a-d40


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Thanks for setting up this community David.  I'm going to have a look around at the features we've got available.

Do you have Admin status here then David?  Does that mean you can enable more of the Stack-Exchange style features?  I'm thinking that some of the more useful features are absent at the moment.

It would be nice to have a "landing page" for new users to learn what it's all about and what kind of questions are best.  Here's an example of a real one on SE... https://electronics.stackexchange.com/tour

I think people need to be able to edit other people's questions and answers too.
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