Jetson RACECAR Software Install

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install

April 26, 2017 kangalow 9

The software install for the Jetson RACECAR is a multi-step process. Looky here: Background There are a couple of different ways to install the software for the Jetson RACECAR. The MIT RACECAR repository on Github has instructions on how to directly install their software from a conveniently provided disk image. Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Upper Platform

Jetson RACECAR Build – Upper Platform

April 17, 2017 kangalow 6

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jetson RACECAR with Upper Platform

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 …