Jetson Nano In Hand

The $99 Jetson Nano – First Peek

by kangalow in Information 1

Today NVIDIA announced the Jetson Nano, a $99 USD “Jetson for Everyone”. This is a preliminary look, details subject to change as we learn more. Background There have been several models of the Jetson over Read more ...

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Jetson Nano In Hand

The $99 Jetson Nano – First Peek

March 18, 2019 1

Today NVIDIA announced the Jetson Nano, a $99 USD “Jetson for Everyone”. This is a preliminary look, details subject to change as we learn more. Background There have been several models of the Jetson over the last 5 years, starting with the Jetson TK1 and most recently the Jetson AGX Read more …

RealSense D435i - Xavier

Intel RealSense D435i on NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier

January 21, 2019 14

Intel is now shipping the RealSense D435i Depth Camera. The camera includes a built in IMU. In this article, we cover interfacing with the Jetson AGX Xavier. Looky here: Background In previous articles, we went through how to install the Intel RealSense library (called librealsense 2) on the Jetson TX1 Read more …


State of JetsonHacks 2018

December 31, 2018 1

It’s that time of year. Let me start by thanking everyone for reading and participating in the JetsonHacks community. As for 2019 – Let’s assume right now it will be great! Background It’s traditional here to recap statistics about the website on the last day of the year. Let’s preface Read more …


Jetson Xavier - Right Front

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit

September 28, 2018 0

NVIDIA recently began shipping a new product, the Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit. Looky here: Jetson AGX Xavier Overview The Jetson Xavier is the next generation of the Jetson line of development kits. Xavier ups the game from the previous generation Jetson TX2. The Jetson Xavier introduces a new module 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 43

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 …


FlatNose Assembly

RACECAR/J FlatNose Platform Part 2

December 1, 2018 8

In RACECAR/J FlatNose Platfrom Part I we built up the lower FlatNose platform. In an earlier article, we built a chassis. Now we attach 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 Read more …


RACECAR/J FlatNose Platform Part I

November 24, 2018 0

Note: Everything in the RACECAR/J store is 10% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. In earlier articles, we built a RACECAR/J using the MIT platform specification. The MIT platform accepts a Jetson TX Development Kit, a Hokuyo UST-10LX Lidar, and a Stereolabs ZED camera for the computing and sensing Read more …

Rosbags on RACECAR/J

Record and Playback Actions under ROS – RACECAR/J

September 14, 2018 1

One of the first things people like to do with their RACECAR is gather data. Using ROS we can record and playback actions. It’s easy! Looky here: Background The usual note here: You should definitely have the book “Programming Robots with ROS, a practical introduction to the Robot Operating System” Read more …

Exploring ROS - RACECAR/J

Exploring ROS – RACECAR/J

September 4, 2018 6

Exploring ROS is easy using the both the built-in tools and additional GUI based tools. Looky here: This is a little different than most the content on JetsonHacks. Basically we bring up a running ROS system using the MIT RACECAR stack and take a look around. This gives some background Read more …


RACECAR/J – ROS Teleoperation

August 19, 2018 8

After completion of the RACECAR/J robot assembly, ROS software installation and VESC programming, it is time to test teleoperation using a game controller. Looky here: Background In the software installation article, we installed a custom ROS software stack for the MIT RACECAR. There is a special node, joy_teleop, which is Read more …

Hokuyo UST-10LX

RACECAR/J – Hokuyo UST-10LX Configuration

February 21, 2018 20

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 …


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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