The E-MAXX's merits:
For the Beobot RC, we decided to use a E-MAXX
Monster Truck from TRAXXAS because the truck has enough strength
to carry an the entire mobile PC on top it. this includes 2
motherboards, 4 CPUs, 2 cameras, a power supply system and several
With some modifications, the truck has enough
suspension to withstand bumpy roads without damaging the sensitive CPU
components on top.
Can be Controlled by CPU
Most importantly, the truck has an engine that is
compatible with regular servo inputs. Originally plugged to the radio
box, we can instead provide servo inputs from the PC instead! Thus
the navigation software can easily adjust the speed, steering and
gears via the engine.
Easily Replacable Parts
Any car component that breaks down (shocks, wheels,
etc) can be replaced with common RC parts found in most hobby stores.
No specialist parts that cost a lot and are hard to find. This makes
repairing the Beobot very easy and affordable.
This truck can simply take a beating. It can be flipped
around, run through rough terrain and bang straight into a wall.
This means we only have to worry about the CPUs on top.
Other Features (taken from website)
- Twin Titan 550 motors
- Dual Motor Drive System
- 14.4V ESC power system
- Shift on the fly 2-speed transmission
- High Torque Steering Servo
- Shaft Drive 4WD