Hokuyo UST-10LX

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Configuration

February 21, 2018 kangalow 0

In the first part of our Hokuyo UST-10LX installation article, we made a wiring harness and installed the lidar into RACECAR/J. After connecting the Jetson on the RACECAR to an HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse we are ready to configure the Hokuyo and test it under ROS. Looky here: Hokuyo Read more …

Hokuyo UST-10LX

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Lidar

February 20, 2018 kangalow 0

Adding a Hokuyo UST-10LX Scanning Range Finder to RACECAR/J is probably the most difficult task in the build to replicate a MIT RACECAR. With a little patience, it’s not too difficult. Looky here: Background One popular approach to vehicle autonomy is to add lidar and use the output to map Read more …

RACECAR/J Software Install

RACECAR/J Software Install

February 5, 2018 kangalow 6

In the previous article in our RACECAR/J Build Series, we finished the initial assembly of the base robot. Now it is time for the Software Install. Looky here: Background In the video, we install the software for the “MIT Hardware Configuration – Version 2.5” of RACECAR/J. This includes support for Read more …


RACECAR/J Chassis Preparation

November 30, 2017 kangalow 15

This is the first step of building a RACECAR/J. Here we prepare the chassis by removing parts we do not use, and upgrading the springs and bumper. Looky here: Background RACECAR/J is derived from the open source MIT RACECAR, an “open-source powerful platform for robotics research and education”. The first Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Software 2

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install 2

May 30, 2017 kangalow 9

In part one of the RACECAR software install, we set the stage. In this article, we install the RACECAR packages. Looky here: Background One of the packages that is installed is for Ackerman Steering. This is the type of steering geometry that is used in most automobiles. Angled steering arms Read more …

RealSense ROS Jetson TX2

Intel RealSense Package for ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 29, 2017 kangalow 19

Intel provides an open source ROS package for their RealSense Cameras. Let’s install the package on the Jetson TX2. Looky here: Background Intel is investing heavily in computer vision hardware, one of the areas being 3D vision. There have been several generations of the RealSense devices, in the video we Read more …

ROS Jetson TX2
Jetson TX2

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 27, 2017 kangalow 28

Robot Operating System (ROS) was originally developed at Stanford University as a platform to integrate methods drawn from all areas of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, vision, navigation, planning, reasoning, and speech/natural language processing. You can install it on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2! Looky here: Background From 2008 until 2013, Read more …

ROS TX1 Install

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

October 12, 2016 kangalow 6

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 5

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 …