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Anthony Virtuoso’s Jetson TX1 Rover Project

August 7, 2016 3

Anthony Virtuoso from New York, New York just finished building a hardware stack for a rover robot based on the Jetson TX1. Now he’s getting ready to write the software that allows the robot to run autonomously. Best of all, Anthony has graciously agreed to share the robot build with Read more …

Arduino ROS Node Interface

Jetson RACECAR 11 – Arduino ROS Node for Car Control

August 2, 2016 4

In the eleventh part of our Jetson RACECAR build we construct a breadboard to interface the car with the Jetson using an Arduino ROS Node. Then we install the software, and test using a ROS teleoperation node to control the car with a game controller to boot. Looky here: Background Read more …


L4T and JetPack on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

July 13, 2016 9

I have been reading the Jetson Forum lately and there seems to be a general confusion as to the relationship between JetPack and Linux for Tegra (L4T) version 24.1. A reader wrote in and asked a related question which I actually knew the answer to! This is a rare enough Read more …

Kinect V2 on Jetson TX1

MS Kinect V2 on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

July 11, 2016 7

With a USB firmware patch and an updated libfreenect2, the Microsoft Kinect V2 now runs on the Jetson TX1 Development Kit. Looky here: Background For a stretch there it was not possible to run the open source Kinect V2 driver libfreenect2 on the Jetson TX1 because of an issue with Read more …

Motor Control Discussion

Jetson RACECAR 10 – Motor Control and Battery Discussion

July 5, 2016 15

In the tenth part of our Jetson RACECAR build we discuss how to control the drive motor and steering servo. Then we discuss battery selection to power the electronic components we are adding to the car. Looky here: Background As discussed in Part 3 – ESC Motor Controller, the TRAXXAS Read more …

Razor IMU ROS Install

Jetson RACECAR Part 9 – Razor IMU ROS Install

July 1, 2016 1

In the ninth part of the Jetson RACECAR build, we install the Sparkfun Razor IMU ROS package. Looky here: Background After installing the Sparkfun Razor IMU on the Jetson RACECAR, we’re ready to prepare the driver software packages which enable the IMU to communicate with ROS. The ROS wiki page Read more …


Jetson RACECAR Part 8 – Custom Kernel and ROS Install

June 29, 2016 0

In the eighth part of the Jetson RACECAR build, we start on the RACECAR software component. We build a custom kernel for the Jetson and then we install ROS. Looky here: Background During the Jetson RACECAR build, you noticed that we are adding various devices which need to be interfaced Read more …

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