"BigMouth" Platform Decks
"BigMouth" Platform Decks
"BigMouth" Platform Decks
"BigMouth" Platform Decks

"BigMouth" Platform Decks

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $150.00

Currently shipping to the United States only.

The BigMouth Platform Decks are precision laser cut set of decks for RACECAR/J. The decks hold the computer, sensors, motor controller and other electronics for the Perception Sled. This is the three Decks only, no mounting hardware.

The BigMouth Platform Decks are part of the MIT RACECAR build series.

The BigMouth Platform comes pre-drilled for mounting on a TRAXXAS Slash 4x4. There are mounting points on the Lower Deck for:

  • NVIDIA® Jetson TK1, TX1 or TX2 Development Kits
  • SparkFun® 9DoF IMU (Sen140001)
  • VESC motor controller 
  • A standard 1/4" 20 mount for cameras and other devices
  • Standoffs for mounting to the Upper Deck

A lidar mounting deck is included which has mounting holes for:

  • Hokuyo® UST-10LX Scanning Laser Rangefinder or Scanse® Sweep Scanning Lidar

 The Upper Deck has mounting points for:

  • A standard 1/4" 20 mount for cameras and other devices
  • Standoffs for mounting to the Lower Deck

The BigMouth Platform is made from DuPont's Delrin. Delrin is polyoxymethylene (POM), an engineering thermoplastic characterized by its high strength, hardness and rigidity. This makes it perfect for the rugged environment where RACECAR/J is expected to perform.

Dimensions and Weight:

  • Lower Platform: 15"L x 7"W x 0.193"D (38.1cm x 17.78cm x 0.47625cm)
  • Upper Platform: 13"L x 5.5"W x 0.193"D (33.0cm x 14cm x 0.47625cmm)
  • Lidar Platform: 3.25" L x 2.5"W x 0.193"D (8.25cm x 2.5cm x 0.47625cm)
  • Platform Weight (combined): 1lb 2.5oz (525gm)

Ships in approximately three days.

Notes: The Platform Decks are delivered as one sheet, covered with a protective coating (see picture).

Delrin is a tough engineering plastic, but is prone to scratching. Because the Delrin is delivered as an unprotected sheet before starting the laser cutting process, there are typically light scratches on the surface. Do not expect a piano gloss finish, but rather something that is tough and durable!

The manufacturing tolerance of the thickness of each deck is 0.174" - 0.212" ( 4.4 - 5.4mm )

The Traxxas Slash and mounting hardware are not included. The ruler is not included.