Jetson TX2 Development Kit

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

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Today NVIDIA began shipping a new product, the Jetson TX2 Development Kit. The Jetson TX2 is available on Amazon. Looky here: Jetson TX2 Overview The Jetson TX2 is a new iteration of the Jetson Development Read more ...

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Kernel TX1

Build Kernel and Modules – NVIDIA Jetson TX1

April 21, 2018 0

In this article, we cover building the kernel and modules for the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 running L4T 28.2. We also build the CH341 module, which is a USB to serial converter. Looky here: Background Note: This article is for intermediate users. You should be familiar with the purpose of the Read more …

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Build TensorFlow on NVIDIA Jetson TX Development Kits

March 26, 2018 8

We build TensorFlow 1.6 on the Jetson TX with some new scripts written by Jason Tichy over at NVIDIA. Looky here: Background TensorFlow is one of the major deep learning systems. Created at Google, it is an open-source software library for machine intelligence. The Jetson TX2 ships with TensorRT. TensorRT Read more …



RACECAR/J Chassis Preparation

November 30, 2017 15

This is the first step of building a RACECAR/J. Here we prepare the chassis by removing parts we do not use, and upgrading the springs and bumper. Looky here: Background RACECAR/J is derived from the open source MIT RACECAR, an “open-source powerful platform for robotics research and education”. The first Read more …

JetPack 3.0

JetPack 3.0 – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

March 21, 2017 37

JetPack 3.0 is a tool that installs the software tools and operating system for a Jetson Development Kit. In the following video, JetPack installs on a Jetson TX2 Development Kit. Looky here: JetPack Information JetPack 3.0 may be used to install the development tools on a Jetson Development Kit, either Read more …

Daniel Tobias' Cherry Autonomous Racecar

Daniel Tobias’ CAR – Cherry Autonomous Racecar

March 2, 2017 4

Daniel Tobias created a Jetson based autonomous vehicle named the Cherry Autonomous Racecar (CAR) for his senior design project at North Carolina A&T State University. Daniel was gracious enough to share the in-depth details of his project in this interview. NCAT Cherry Autonomous Racecar – Tear down Interview JetsonHacks (JH): Read more …


Hokuyo UST-10LX

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Configuration

February 21, 2018 0

In the first part of our Hokuyo UST-10LX installation article, we made a wiring harness and installed the lidar into RACECAR/J. After connecting the Jetson on the RACECAR to an HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse we are ready to configure the Hokuyo and test it under ROS. Looky here: Hokuyo Read more …

Hokuyo UST-10LX

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Lidar

February 20, 2018 0

Adding a Hokuyo UST-10LX Scanning Range Finder to RACECAR/J is probably the most difficult task in the build to replicate a MIT RACECAR. With a little patience, it’s not too difficult. Looky here: Background One popular approach to vehicle autonomy is to add lidar and use the output to map Read more …


RACECAR/J – Programming the Electronic Speed Controller

February 13, 2018 1

Before we can run RACECAR/J, we need to program the electronic speed controller, called a VESC, for the motor and steering. Looky here: Background For RACECAR/J, we replace the stock TRAXXAS ESC with Vedder Electronic Speed Controller (VESC) version 4.12 compatible hardware. The major reason for the change is to Read more …


Scan Sweep Scanner

Scanse Sweep LIDAR Software Install

June 6, 2017 12

The newly introduced Scanse Sweep Scanner is an inexpensive 2D LIDAR that is easy to interface with a NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit. Looky here: Background LIDAR is much the talk in robot navigation, especially in the autonomous driving arena. It comes in three flavors. The first is usually called 1D, Read more …


What is the difference between RACECAR projects?

June 4, 2017 8

Reader Fikri asked: Now, I’ve been a while trying to understand RACECAR/J and other similar project out there. Please correct me if my understanding is way off. So, there are 2 different approaches to build this project, first nvidia’s way (end to end learning) like what Tobias did and second Read more …


Get Your Motor Running – VESC – Jetson RACECAR Build

June 1, 2017 36

After finishing the installation of the ROS packages on the Jetson RACECAR, we need to program the VESC, an electronic speed controller, for use in the Jetson RACECAR. Looky here: Background As discussed in Part 3 – ESC Motor Controller, the TRAXXAS steering servo and the drive motor Electronic Speed Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Software 2

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install 2

May 30, 2017 9

In part one of the RACECAR software install, we set the stage. In this article, we install the RACECAR packages. Looky here: Background One of the packages that is installed is for Ackerman Steering. This is the type of steering geometry that is used in most automobiles. Angled steering arms Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Software Install

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install

April 26, 2017 15

The software install for the Jetson RACECAR is a multi-step process. Looky here: Background There are a couple of different ways to install the software for the Jetson RACECAR. The MIT RACECAR repository on Github has instructions on how to directly install their software from a conveniently provided disk image. Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Upper Platform

Jetson RACECAR Build – Upper Platform

April 17, 2017 10

After putting together the lower platform of the Jetson RACECAR, the next step is to assemble the upper platform. Looky here: Stiffening the Springs With the addition of the extra weight from the platforms, computer and sensors, the RACECAR is getting a case of “droopy drawers”. Time to address that Read more …


Viraj Padte's JetsonBot

Viraj Padte’s JetsonBot – Research Platform

June 13, 2016 2

Viraj Padte from Oklahoma has been working on building a JetsonBot based on the articles posted on JetsonHacks. Background Viraj has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. Viraj has an interesting motivation for building a JetsonBot. Viraj states, “I choose to make the JetsonBot in order to learn Read more …

Jared Langbart's JetsonBot Cameras installed

Jared Langbart’s JetsonBot – Work in Progress

January 3, 2016 1

Jared Langbart from Columbia, Missouri has been working on building a JetsonBot based on the articles posted on JetsonHacks. Background Jared has a degree in Biotechnology and enjoys his work at a local hospital. Despite not having any formal computer or engineering training, Jared decided to build a JetsonBot to Read more …


JetsonBot Part 13 – Sound – Vision Robot with a Create 2 Base

August 12, 2015 1

The ability to play sound on a robotic platform provides an interesting dimension of interactivity. Looky here: Installation The addition of sound to a robot provides a wide variety of possibilities to expand the level of interactivity of the device. Fortunately this is easy to add to the JetsonBot. The Read more …


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