RACECAR/J Chassis
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RACECAR/J Chassis Preparation

November 30, 2017 kangalow 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 …

Kernel TX1
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Build Kernel and Modules – NVIDIA Jetson TX1

April 21, 2018 kangalow 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 kangalow 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 …

Build TX2 Kernel
Operating System

Build Kernel and Modules – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 22, 2018 kangalow 3

In this article, we cover building the kernel and modules for the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 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 …

Hokuyo UST-10LX
RACECAR/J

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Configuration

February 21, 2018 kangalow 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

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Lidar

February 20, 2018 kangalow 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 …

Skydio R1 Jetson Module
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Skydio R1 – Jetson TX1 Based Self-Flying Camera

February 14, 2018 kangalow 0

So you’ve been working on your Jetson TX1 project for a while, and need a little inspiration. It turns out that there’s a group of people at Skydio that put together a very impressive product around the Jetson TX1. Here’s a very nice and informative preview video of the Skydio Read more …

BLDC Tool
RACECAR/J

RACECAR/J – Programming the Electronic Speed Controller

February 13, 2018 kangalow 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 …

RACECAR/J Software Install
RACECAR/J

RACECAR/J Software Install

February 5, 2018 kangalow 6

In the previous article in our RACECAR/J Build Series, we finished the initial assembly of the base robot. Now it is time for the Software Install. Looky here: Background In the video, we install the software for the “MIT Hardware Configuration – Version 2.5” of RACECAR/J. This includes support for Read more …