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 …

Rosbags on RACECAR/J

Record and Playback Actions under ROS – RACECAR/J

September 14, 2018 kangalow 0

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 …

AlphaPilot Challenge

AlphaPilot – Lockheed Martin Innovation Challenge

September 12, 2018 kangalow 0

Lockheed Martin is launching AlphaPilot, an open invitation challenge. Looky here: The focus is on artificial intelligence for autonomous systems. The challenge is to design an artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) framework capable of flying a drone without human intervention or navigational pre-programming. What about prizes? Alpha Pilot will Read more …

Jetson Xavier

JetPack 4.0 Developers Preview

September 10, 2018 kangalow 3

NVIDIA has announced that a developer preview early access release for JetPack 4.0 is now available. This release is to support the new Jetson Xavier Developer Kit. We reproduce the original announcement, known as the good bits, here for your convenience. Here is the original link. JetPack 4.0 Developer Preview Read more …

Exploring ROS - RACECAR/J

Exploring ROS – RACECAR/J

September 4, 2018 kangalow 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 …

Jetson Xavier

Links to Jetson Xavier Resources

August 30, 2018 kangalow 0

NVIDIA is now making available a collection of links and resources for the Jetson Xavier. The official page is here. Reproduced here to spread the word! Jetson Xavier Homepage Jetson Xavier FAQ Jetson Xavier Pre-Orders Jetson Xavier News Blog Platform Documentation & Design Files (Registration in Developer Program required) Jetson Read more …

Install TensorFlow
Deep Learning

TensorFlow for NVIDIA Jetson TX2

August 29, 2018 kangalow 6

NVIDIA now has an official release for TensorFlow on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit! This makes installing TensorFlow on the Jetson much less challenging. Here’s the shortcut version: For Python 2.7 $ pip install –extra-index-url=https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/redist/jp33 tensorflow-gpu For Python 3.5 pip3 install –extra-index-url=https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/redist/jp33 tensorflow-gpu Here is the original announcement and Read more …

Magic Leap One

Magic Leap One – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

August 23, 2018 kangalow 0

We have know for some time (February, 2017) that Magic Leap has been using the Jetson TX2 for research and development: This shot shows a rig in development. While the purpose of that particular hardware is a little muddy, the recent announcement of the Magic Leap One Developer Edition is Read more …


RACECAR/J – ROS Teleoperation

August 19, 2018 kangalow 5

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 …

I2C - Jetson TX2

I2C – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

July 25, 2018 kangalow 7

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 kangalow 18

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 …