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 Camera Coding

January 25, 2022 kangalow 0

Jetson Camera Coding is the associated code for the upcoming “In Practice” series on working with cameras. There are three repositories: camera-caps The JetsonHacks Github repository camera-caps provides a graphical user interface over the v4l2-ctl command line tool. You may find it handy for examining the capabilities of a V4L2 Read more …


In Depth: Cameras

January 13, 2022 kangalow 0

This is the start of a new set of articles which provide a deeper explanation of the concepts around the NVIDIA Jetson family of products. In many of the previous articles on JetsonHacks, we have been concentrating on “how to” do a particular task.   “In Depth” will focus more Read more …


State of JetsonHacks 2021

December 31, 2021 kangalow 0

The end of another year. In a lot of ways, it felt like 2021 was the sad little brother of 2020. As we head into 2022, it feels like things are beginning to change, and we are getting ready to make up for lost time. But I know you don’t Read more …


Python Code Cleaning – GUI GStreamer Inspector

December 9, 2021 kangalow 0

A while back, we wrote a Python software sketch that implements a GUI for inspecting GStreamer plugins and features. Let’s revisit the code, and clean it up! Looky here: Introduction There are many ways to develop software. One interesting thing that I notice is that once many people learn to Read more …


NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin

November 20, 2021 kangalow 2

At the latest GTC, NVIDIA announced that they will begin shipping the Jetson AGX Orin in early 2022. Introduction The Jetson AGX Orin is the next generation AGX form factor Jetson. The AGX Orin module has the same footprint as the Jetson AGX Xavier, using the same 699 pin connector. Read more …


GStreamer Inspector GUI

November 8, 2021 kangalow 0

Introduction GStreamer is useful for handling media components on the NVIDIA Jetsons. This is the main way to handle video sources, such as cameras and video files. It’s nice to have a GUI to inspect GStreamer components. Here’s a sample: https://github.com/jetsonhacks/gst-explorer.git on how one might do just that. GStreamer uses Read more …


More Fall Cleaning, 2021

September 20, 2021 kangalow 2

Fall cleaning continues here at JetsonHacks. The last week here we’ve been doing some deep cleaning, working on the operating system level repositories. Updating Repositories One area that has changed quite a bit over the last few iterations of the Jetson L4T releases is the way that a developer can Read more …


Fall Cleaning Repositories, 2021

September 8, 2021 kangalow 0

We’re starting fall cleaning here at JetsonHacks! That means updating some of our code repositories and articles. With the release of JetPack 4.6, there’s a lot of work and heavy lifting we need to do! One of the longer term goals is to have a more common code/script base across Read more …

Operating System

Ubuntu Package Lists – NVIDIA Jetson

September 1, 2021 kangalow 0

When recently setting up a Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit to boot from a SSD, we needed to figure out what packages to install on top of the default Ubuntu distribution. The answer? Package Lists! Looky here: Background You will often hear talk of packages in the Ubuntu world. The Read more …