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 19

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 13

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 …

Jetduino Prototype board mounted on Jetson TK1
News

Jetduino Jetson TK1 Interface Board Update

January 14, 2016 kangalow 2

Dr. David Cofer over at NeuroRoboticTech has posted an update on the Jetduino Interface Board project for the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Development Kit. Jetduino Project Update You may remember for a previous JetsonHacks article, Jetduino Jetson TK1 Interface Board, that the first prototype boards had been ordered for the Jetduino. Read more …

Controlling two servos with an IMU on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit.
GPIO/I2C

IMU and PWM Driver over I2C for NVIDIA Jetson TX1

January 11, 2016 kangalow 22

Another couple of devices that will be needed for upcoming projects on the Jetson TX1 Development Kit are an IMU and a PWM driver for servo control. These devices can be interfaced over I2C. Looky here: Background We have covered using the Bosch IMU BNO055 under ROS and the PWM/Servo Read more …

Code::Blocks
Software

Using Code::Blocks on Jetson

January 9, 2016 Neil Johnson 6

Jetsonhacks himself has been kind enough to let a fellow jetsonhacker have a hand at adding some blog posts…so here goes.  I’ll just do a real quick intro of myself: My name is Neil, and I like the Jetson.  Good enough?  Okay, let’s move on to the topic at hand: 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 …