Jetson TX2 Development Kit

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

by kangalow in Jetson TX2 35

Today NVIDIA began shipping a new product, the Jetson TX2 Development Kit. The Jetson TX2 is available on Amazon. Looky here: Jetson TX2 Overview The Jetson TX2 is a new iteration of the Jetson Development Read more ...

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I2C - Jetson TX2

I2C – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

July 25, 2018 5

It is straightforward to connect an I2C device to a Jetson TX2. Looky here: Background I2C is a straightforward serial protocol. There are usually two wires, one is for transferring data (SDA), the other is a clock which is used to mark the begin and end of data packed (SCL). Read more …

Librealsense Update

Librealsense Update – NVIDIA Jetson TX Dev Kits

July 10, 2018 4

Recently the Intel Librealsense Development Team added CUDA support to the Librealsense SDK. Here’s how to install it on the Jetson TX Dev kits. Looky here: Background As you may recall, we added CUDA support to librealsense in a previous article, Now with CUDA! Intel RealSense D400 cameras – NVIDIA Read more …

Jetson TX2

Jetson TX2 Build Kernel for L4T 28.2.1 updated

July 5, 2018 2

A quick note, the repository for building the Linux kernel onboard the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 development kit has been updated. The repository is on the JetsonHacks account on Github, buildJetsonTX2Kernel. I want to thank Shreeyak ( for pointing out a version identification issue, as well as building an alternative to Read more …



NVIDIA Jetson Xavier Announcement

June 4, 2018 4

There is a lot of news in the Jetson world today. I know that a lot of it may be obscured by the big news that the JetsonHacks YouTube Channel just passed over one million views. Thanks for watching! We will cover the other events here just so they are Read more …


RACECAR/J Chassis Preparation

November 30, 2017 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 …

JetPack 3.0

JetPack 3.0 – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

March 21, 2017 41

JetPack 3.0 is a tool that installs the software tools and operating system for a Jetson Development Kit. In the following video, JetPack installs on a Jetson TX2 Development Kit. Looky here: Note: Catherine Ordun has a quite wonderful blog post Setting up the TX2 using JetPack 3.2, which is Read more …


Hokuyo UST-10LX

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Configuration

February 21, 2018 16

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 1

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 – Programming the Electronic Speed Controller

February 13, 2018 39

Before we can run RACECAR/J, we need to program the electronic speed controller, called a VESC, for the motor and steering. Looky here: Background For RACECAR/J, we replace the stock TRAXXAS ESC with Vedder Electronic Speed Controller (VESC) version 4.12 compatible hardware. The major reason for the change is to Read more …

RACECAR/J Software Install

RACECAR/J Software Install

February 5, 2018 39

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 …

Top Platform Deck Installed

RACECAR/J Initial Assembly

January 28, 2018 2

In Part One and Part Two of the RACECAR/J Series, we built the chassis and platform decks. Now it’s time to put them together. Looky here: Introduction Building even a simple robot like RACECAR/J usually means several assembly steps. Now that we’ve built the chassis and the platform decks, it’s Read more …

RacecarJ Lower Platform FI

RACECAR/J Platform Preparation

January 24, 2018 3

RACECAR/J Platform Preparation is the second step of building RACECAR/J. In an earlier article we prepared the chassis, here we will be working on preparing the platform decks and adding some electronics. Looky here: Background One way to think about RACECAR/J is that it consists of two parts. The first Read more …


Viraj Padte's JetsonBot

Viraj Padte’s JetsonBot – Research Platform

June 13, 2016 2

Viraj Padte from Oklahoma has been working on building a JetsonBot based on the articles posted on JetsonHacks. Background Viraj has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. Viraj has an interesting motivation for building a JetsonBot. Viraj states, “I choose to make the JetsonBot in order to learn Read more …

Jared Langbart's JetsonBot Cameras installed

Jared Langbart’s JetsonBot – Work in Progress

January 3, 2016 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 …


JetsonBot Part 13 – Sound – Vision Robot with a Create 2 Base

August 12, 2015 1

The ability to play sound on a robotic platform provides an interesting dimension of interactivity. Looky here: Installation The addition of sound to a robot provides a wide variety of possibilities to expand the level of interactivity of the device. Fortunately this is easy to add to the JetsonBot. The Read more …


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