Single Chip LIDAR – VL53L0X – NVIDIA Jetson Dev Kits

November 20, 2016 kangalow 2

ST Microelectronics recently introduced an inexpensive single chip time of flight sensor. The VL53L0X can be interfaced to a Jetson Development Kit (either TX1 or TK1) over I2C. Looky here: Background The last couple of years have seen a major push towards solid state LIDAR. As autonomous vehicles, robotics and Read more …

Controlling two servos with an IMU on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit.

IMU and PWM Driver over I2C for NVIDIA Jetson TX1

January 11, 2016 kangalow 12

Another couple of devices that will be needed for upcoming projects on the Jetson TX1 Development Kit are an IMU and a PWM driver for servo control. These devices can be interfaced over I2C. Looky here: Background We have covered using the Bosch IMU BNO055 under ROS and the PWM/Servo Read more …

Interfacing GPIO on the Jetson TX1 with a breadboard

GPIO Interfacing – NVIDIA Jetson TX1

December 29, 2015 kangalow 13

Interfacing with the Jetson TX1 GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) subsystem can be accomplished with a small “C” programming language library and knowledge of the J21 expansion header. Looky here: Background In a previous JetsonHacks article GPIO Interfacing – NVIDIA Jetson TK1, we covered how to interface with the Jetson TK1 Read more …

I2C Connection for Jetson TX1

GPIO/I2C on Jetson TX1 – LIDAR-Lite v2 Installation

December 8, 2015 kangalow 7

Interfacing with GPIO/I2C on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit is slightly different than it’s little brother, the Jetson TK1. This is mainly because the GPIO header is physically different on the Jetson TX1, which uses a 2.54mm IDC type of connector, similar to the physical connectors on Arduinos and Read more …


LIDAR-Lite v2 Installation and Demo – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

November 2, 2015 kangalow 23

LIDAR-Lite is a laser ranging module from Pulsed Light, Inc. which is a lightweight and cost effective measurement device. LIDAR-Lite can be accessed over I2C or PWM. The JetsonHacks Github repository contains a small library for accessing the LIDAR-Lite v2 over I2C. Looky here: The LIDAR-Lite v2 in the demo Read more …


Ultrasonic Distance Sensor – HC-SR04 – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

October 29, 2015 kangalow 9

Ultrasonic Distance Sensors, like the HC-SR04, are an inexpensive way to measure distance from the Jetson TK1. Looky here: Background Echo location is used by echolocating animals, such as bats and dolphins, for navigation and object detection. Echolocating animals emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes Read more …


4 Character 7 Segment LED over I2C – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

October 25, 2015 kangalow 2

Installing a 4 Character, 7 Segment LED that communicates with the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 over I2C is useful for adding a little visual flair to numeric display projects such clocks, up/down counters and numeric displays. Looky here: Background On a thread over on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Forum a forum Read more …


PWM Servo Driver Board – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

October 14, 2015 kangalow 8

Analog servos interface using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM). Connecting a PWM servo driver board to the Jetson TK1 over I2C makes interfacing with servos easy. Looky here: Background In an earlier article, RobotGeek Pan and Tilt Kit, we attached two servos to a Jetson TK1 via an Arduino. The micro Read more …