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 13

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 1

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 …

ROS

MIT RACECAR Walkthrough – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

October 6, 2015 kangalow 5

A class being held this January at MIT centers around the Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robot, or RACECAR. I went to Boston, and was fortunate enough to get a walk through of the hardware used last year for the class. Looky here: Here’s the RACECAR in action: Background In Read more …