RACECAR/J Chassis
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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 …

Jetsons 2019
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JetPack 4.5 Production Release

January 21, 2021 kangalow 7

JetPack 4.5 – L4T 32.5 is now available! The big news? Boot from USB or NVMe! You should check it out. Here’s the official blurb from NVIDIA, note the Webinars on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11, 2021: We are pleased to announce JetPack 4.5 1, a production release supporting Jetson AGX Xavier Read more …

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State of JetsonHacks 2020

December 31, 2020 kangalow 2

“May you live in interesting times.” Some people are going to look back on 2020, but it will be difficult to get any type of useful, reasonable perspective for several years. But I know you don’t care about any of that. You want to know how it effects JetsonHacks. First, Read more …

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Visual Studio Code

November 28, 2020 kangalow 2

Microsoft now supports ARM 64 machines like the NVIDIA Jetsons and Raspberry Pi within Visual Studio Code. Looky here: Background Last year we did an article on installing Visual Studio Code using a community build. While this is great, Microsoft now supports ARM 64 builds directly. In addition in the Read more …

GPIO/I2C

Jetson Nano 2GB GPIO Header Now Up!

November 9, 2020 kangalow 0

Some of the more popular pages on JetsonHacks are the pinouts for the GPIO headers on each of the Jetson developer kits. Here’s a new one for the Jetson Nano 2GB! The Jetson Nano 2GB GPIO J6 Header Pinout gathers together some of the information that’s spread over several documents such as Read more …

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Save 1GB of Memory! Use LXDE on your Jetson

November 7, 2020 kangalow 9

The introduction of the Jetson Nano 2GB ships with a different desktop environment than the other Jetsons. The desktop environment is LXDE. You can change over to this desktop environment fairly easily. Looky here: Background Up till now, the default desktop environment on the Jetson has been Unity/GNOME. Unity is Read more …

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$59 Jetson Nano 2GB

October 5, 2020 kangalow 0

At GTC today, NVIDIA announces the new Jetson Nano 2GB priced at only $59! Looky here: Background Back in March 2019, NVIDIA introduced the the Jetson Nano. Today, NVIDIA announces it’s little brother, the Jetson Nano 2GB. The Jetson Nano 2GB is available for pre-order. In addition to the Nano Read more …

Jetson Nano

Clone SD Card – Jetson Nano and Xavier NX

August 8, 2020 kangalow 4

An often asked question is “How do I backup the SD card for a Jetson Nano or Jetson Xavier NX?” Here’s an answer, “Let’s use the dd tool”! Looky here: Background According to Wikipedia, dd is a command line utility, the primary purpose of which is to convert and copy Read more …

Jetson Backup
Hardware

Let’s Backup!

July 21, 2020 kangalow 3

Once you have your Jetson all setup the way you like it, back it up! Nuts and Bolts If you are only interested in a backup method, we’ve written some scripts that use the Linux rsync command line utility to backup the root directory of a Jetson to another directory. Read more …