Jetson RACECAR Software 2

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install 2

May 30, 2017 kangalow 8

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 kangalow 13

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 kangalow 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 …


Jetson RACECAR Build – Lower Platform

April 10, 2017 kangalow 6

Time to put the lower platform together and do a test fit. Looks here: Lower Platform Build The lower platform consists of four major components: VESC – Electronic Speed Controller 7 Port USB Hub – Amazon Basics A NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit, Here we use a Jetson TX1. A Sparkfun Read more …

Stereolabs ZED - Jetson TX2

Stereolabs ZED Camera – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

April 7, 2017 kangalow 8

The Stereolabs ZED Camera is introducing SDK 2.0 which includes support for the Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2. Looky here: Background The ZED Camera is a stereo depth sensor which contains two 4 megapixel imagers. For each frame, a composite of the left and right images (side by side) are Read more …

OpenCV - Jetson TX2

Build OpenCV on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2

April 5, 2017 kangalow 1

As a developer, sometimes you need to build OpenCV from source to get the configuration desired. There is a script on the JetsonHacks Github account to help in the process. Looky here: Background JetPack can install a CPU and GPU accelerated version of the OpenCV libraries, called OpenCV4Tegra, on the Read more …


GPIO and SPI – NVIDIA Jetson TX1

April 4, 2017 kangalow 0

In a post on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 forum, Wilkins White (Atrer) from Nova Dynamics ( wrote up a quite wonderful explanation of how to enable SPI on the Jetson TX1. The SPI interface is used in the discussion to interface with a MCP2515 CAN Bus Module (CAN Bus is Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Restart

Jetson RACECAR Restart!

April 3, 2017 kangalow 16

The green flag is back out, and the Jetson RACECAR project is starting again! The Jetson RACECAR is a ROS based, 1/10 scale, R/C car platform autonomous vehicle. The Jetson RACECAR is based on the MIT RACECAR project, an open source hardware and software project. Here’s a quick look at Read more …

TensorFlow - Jetson TX2
Deep Learning

TensorFlow on NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

April 2, 2017 kangalow 14

In this article, we will work through installing TensorFlow v1.0.1 on the Jetson TX2. 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, which is the run time for Read more …