Robotics team needs Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC

syanczura

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Hi guys, first time poster here.

I mentor a high school engineering and competition-robotics team (FIRST Team 195 - http://team195.com/) from Southington, CT. We build task oriented (vs fighting) robots and compete against other high schools from around the world.

This year we are using some fairly sophisticated targeting software run via labview in order to aim our ball launcher at the goal. This has required the use of a separate (from the robot controller) targeting PC on-board the robot. This runs windows 10 and a stripped down version of labview so we can use the resources of the PC to cover the vision duties while the robot controller focuses on running the robot. We acquired a Kangaroo Plus from Newegg before they went out of stock and we desire another one as a spare. If the one we have breaks we are dead in the water.

I understand these units are popular for home theater PCs so I'm scouring the earth to find a spare to buy for my students. Here is the unit I need - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856659001 Please note this is the "plus" version, with extra RAM as this is key for our targeting software. If you have any leads on where I can find one of these things to buy, that would help us a lot. Please reach out to me at my email s.j.yanczura@gmail.com

Here's a video of our robot from our latest competition for those interested - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPTEc41C06g

Thanks in advance, have a great day!
 
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Uh, there are a couple of units on Ebay.
 

syanczura

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Apr 4, 2016
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Thanks for the reply! All the units I've seen on eBay thus far have been the regular kangaroo, "non-plus" 2 GB RAM version. We need the kangaroo plus version which has 4GB of RAM.
 

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