Jetson RACECAR Upper Platform
Jetson RACECAR

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

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

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 …

Daniel Tobias' Cherry Autonomous Racecar
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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 …

Razor IMU
Jetson RACECAR

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 …

Jetson RACECAR with Upper Platform
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 6 – Upper Platform Mounting

February 24, 2016 kangalow 2

In the sixth part of our Jetson RACECAR build, the upper platform is mounted to the lower platform and the initial test fitting commences. Looky here: Background As noted in Jetson RACECAR Part 5, there were issues mounting the PCA9685 PWM Driver, as the breakout board did have the correct Read more …