Daniel Tobias' Cherry Autonomous Racecar

Daniel Tobias’ CAR – Cherry Autonomous Racecar

March 2, 2017 kangalow 0

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 4

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 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 …

Razor IMU ROS Install

Jetson RACECAR Part 9 – Razor IMU ROS Install

July 1, 2016 kangalow 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 …

Razor IMU

Jetson RACECAR Part 7 – Razor IMU Mounting

June 27, 2016 kangalow 0

In the seventh part of our Jetson RACECAR build, we add a Sparkfun Razor 9DOF IMU to the lower platform. Looky here: Background The Sparkfun 9 Degrees of Freedom Razor IMU is a frequent choice for many robotic projects. From the Sparkfun website: Description: The 9DOF Razor IMU incorporates three Read more …