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Parallax in Movies & Television

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Every once in a while I will be watching a movie or television show and see a piece of hardware I recognize as something I used in my hobbies growing up. At some point I started hearing about Parallax microcontrollers used in various movies and television shows as props and I started keeping my eyes open.

Below I have started a list of movies and television shows that use Parallax products as props along with screenshots of the products used. I need your help though! I don't watch a lot of movies or television and don't even have TV service. So for any movies listed that you might have if there are no current captures, I am looking for donations of captures in 720p or higher to add to each movie or show (up to three scenes).

Also, if you know of any movies or television shows using Parallax products as props that I have missed, please contact me via props@savagecircuits.com and I will credit you with providing the images. The movies I have heard about or seen are listed below in order of release date.

The X Files Movie (1998)
Agent Fox Mulder discovers a bomb on the back of a vending machine in FBI headquarters. [Unconfirmed]

Monk (2002)
There is rumored an early episode with a bomb being defused that shows a BS2 Module. [Unconfirmed]

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Spy Detector Gadget Assembly reportedly shows EFX-TEK Prop-1. [Unconfirmed]

Firewall (2006)
Jack Stanfield's desk full of robots. [Unconfirmed]

Criminal Minds (2008)
In season 4, episode 1 there is a scene with an ambulance that has a bomb. It is controlled by a Propeller Proto Board. I am still looking for better shots of this.
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Clyde Shelton hacks and solders using Propeller Proto Boards while chatting with his daughter. The boards are quite hacked up but you can still tell they are Parallax product.

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The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
Peter Parker develops his web-shooters on a Propeller Professional Development Board (PPDB). There is also a PropStick USB inserted into the breadboard area on the PPDB (lower-right).
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The Hangover Part III (2013)
Stu and Mr. Chow break into a house and are disabling the alarm system. Two BASIC Stamp 2 Modules are conveniently glued to the front of the alarm panel circuit board.
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(The Hangover Part III images courtesy Chris McKernan)


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