Attached serial console cable to a Jetson TX1 Development Kit

Serial Console – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 24, 2017 kangalow 0

A Serial Console is a useful tool for embedded development, remote access, and those times when the development kit has issues that you need to observe. Here’s a simple approach for adding a serial console. Looky here: Serial Console Background The story of serial data transfer over wires goes back Read more …

Phoronix ARM Board Comparison

ARM Board Comparison – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 19, 2017 kangalow 0

For some “weekend benchmarking fun” Michael Larabel over at Phoenix did an ARM board comparison which included the new Jetson TX2. Here’s the link: Benchmarks Of Many ARM Boards From The Raspberry Pi To NVIDIA Jetson TX2 The comparison looks at the CPU performance ranging from cheap ~$10 ARM SBCs Read more …

Chromium - Jetson TX1

Quick Tip: Web Browser on Jetson TX1

January 6, 2017 kangalow 0

The Chromium web browser is now available from the Ubuntu repositories. It’s easy to install. Looky here: Background Most Ubuntu systems, including the 32-bit versions of the Jetson Development Kits, install a web browser in the desktop Launcher for easy access. However, when the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit switched Read more …


State of JetsonHacks 2016

December 31, 2016 kangalow 4

First I want to thank everyone for reading, and wish everyone a super duper 2017. It’s usually fun to recap some statistics about the website, I know sometimes people are curious┬áto see how many other people are using JetsonHacks. JetsonHacks Website The following chart helps give you an idea Read more …

Jetson TX1 Swapfile

Jetson TX1 Swap File and Development Preparation

December 21, 2016 kangalow 4

Adding a swapfile and doing some preparation for development is one of the first things to do after flashing a NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit. Looky here: Background Over the last couple of years, the software capabilities of the Jetson Development Kits have increased dramatically. JetPack does a great job of Read more …


L4T and JetPack on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

July 13, 2016 kangalow 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 …


Coming back from hiatus …

June 10, 2016 kangalow 4

Just a programming note, Jetsonhacks is coming back from spring hiatus within the next few days. Over the last few weeks, next seasons projects have beens shaping up nicely. There has been a very interesting development in RGBD sensing (3D vision) that we’ll show how to bring to the Jetson Read more …

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Jetson – Allow Graphics without HDMI

May 3, 2016 kangalow 7

On a recent project with a rushed development schedule, there was a little issue. The workaround of booting the Jetson into a graphics desktop without a monitor attached is worth sharing. Background As is the case with a lot of projects that involve visual processing, the example framework for this Read more …

Deep Learning

See you at GTC 2016

April 2, 2016 kangalow 0

I’ll be in San Jose next week at GTC 2016. Hope to see you there! I will be bringing the Matrice Tegra Drone and the Jetson Racecar that we’ve been working on over the last few months. The hall will start filling up soon for a bunch of good lectures, Read more …