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 …

Deep Learning Robot by Autonomous.ai
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Autonomous Deep Learning Robot

February 1, 2016 kangalow 6

The Autonomous Deep Learning Robot is a TurtleBot 2 compatible robot which uses a NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Development Kit for its processor. The company Autonomous recently began delivery of the product, and uses the Jetsons TK1 GPU for deep learning acceleration. Simon Birrell over at Artificial Human Companions recently wrote Read more …

Jetson Development Kit controlling a ESC on a TRAXXAS Rally car
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 3 – ESC Motor Controller

January 26, 2016 kangalow 12

In the third part of our Jetson RACECAR build series, we are working through controlling the ESC motor controller. Looky here: Background In an R/C car such as the TRAXXAS Rally that we’re using in this project, servo motors and the drive motor Electronic Speed Ccontroller (ESC) are controlled by Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Steering FI
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 2 – RACECAR Steering Control

January 20, 2016 kangalow 5

In the first article on the Jetson RACECAR project we described several tasks that need to be completed. The first task on the list that we’ve chosen to work on is building the Jetson RACECAR steering control. Looky here: Background In previous articles such as this one, we discussed connecting Read more …

Traxxas Rally Chassis
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Build – Part 1 – Traxxas Rally Unboxing

January 18, 2016 kangalow 11

This is the first of a multi-part series on building a Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robot, or RACECAR, based on a NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit and Traxxas Rally Remote Controlled car chassis. In this first installment, we unbox the Traxxas Rally and outline some of the first tasks that Read more …

Programming Robots with ROS - A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System
ROS

Programming Robots with ROS book

January 6, 2016 kangalow 1

I recently finished reading Programming Robots with ROS: A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System by Quigley, Gerkey and Smart. It is one of the O’Reilly books, for which to some one of the most important parts of the book is the animal on the cover. On this book, Read more …

Jared Langbart's JetsonBot Cameras installed
JetsonBot

Jared Langbart’s JetsonBot – Work in Progress

January 3, 2016 kangalow 0

Jared Langbart from Columbia, Missouri has been working on building a JetsonBot based on the articles posted on JetsonHacks. Background Jared has a degree in Biotechnology and enjoys his work at a local hospital. Despite not having any formal computer or engineering training, Jared decided to build a JetsonBot to Read more …