Jetson RACECAR Upper Platform

Jetson RACECAR Build – Upper Platform

April 17, 2017 kangalow 2

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 4

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 0

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 15

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 8

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 …


Flash Memory and You

March 31, 2017 kangalow 0

In a previous article about SSDs we had a chat in the video about flash memory types. Ivan R commented on the JetsonHacks YouTube channel: Jim, I’ve noticed a lot of development boards now a days are coming with on board eMMC memory for storage as compared to older style, Read more …


Install Samsung SSD on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 31, 2017 kangalow 0

Installing a Solid State Disk (SSD) on a Jetson TX2 is good, clean fun. Looky here: Background Serial-ATA drives are used in many desktop and laptop computers. While this article describes installing a Solid State Disk (SSD), this information can be used to install other types of SATA drives. SATA Read more …