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 …

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 …

RealSense ROS Jetson TX2

Intel RealSense Package for ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 29, 2017 kangalow 6

Intel provides an open source ROS package for their RealSense Cameras. Let’s install the package on the Jetson TX2. Looky here: Background Intel is investing heavily in computer vision hardware, one of the areas being 3D vision. There have been several generations of the RealSense devices, in the video we Read more …

ROS Jetson TX2
Jetson TX2

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 27, 2017 kangalow 0

Robot Operating System (ROS) was originally developed at Stanford University as a platform to integrate methods drawn from all areas of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, vision, navigation, planning, reasoning, and speech/natural language processing. You can install it on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2! Looky here: Background From 2008 until 2013, Read more …

Daniel Tobias' Cherry Autonomous Racecar

Daniel Tobias’ CAR – Cherry Autonomous Racecar

March 2, 2017 kangalow 3

Daniel Tobias created a Jetson based autonomous vehicle named the Cherry Autonomous Racecar (CAR) for his senior design project at North Carolina A&T State University. Daniel was gracious enough to share the in-depth details of his project in this interview. NCAT Cherry Autonomous Racecar – Tear down Interview JetsonHacks (JH): Read more …

ROS TX1 Install

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

October 12, 2016 kangalow 6

Robot Operating System (ROS) can now be installed from Debian packages on the 64-bit L4T 24.2 Jetson TX1. Looky here: Background As discussed previously, the 64-bit ARM environment is relatively new. This means that most applications, including ROS, need to be ported to the new processor. For a complicated application Read more …


ROS Rviz – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

September 8, 2016 kangalow 3

RViz is a 3D visualizer for the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework. In a lot of cases, RViz is run on a visualization workstation to monitor a robot. However, sometimes it is useful to have RViz running on the robot itself. On the Jetson TK1 in particular this presents an Read more …

External View of the Hercules Rover
Jetson Rover

Anthony Virtuoso’s Jetson TX1 Rover Project

August 7, 2016 kangalow 8

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 …