GPIO Interfacing – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

September 17, 2015 kangalow 2

A small ‘C’ programming language library can be used to interface with the GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) subsystem on the Jetson TK1. Looky here: Background On the Jetson forum the other day, a community member asked about how to interface through code with GPIO on the Jetson TK1. That seems Read more …


Level Shifting, UART and GPS Part 1 – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

September 3, 2015 kangalow 11

Building a breadboard to interface a GPS system to a UART on the Jetson TK1 only requires a couple of parts, a GPS breakout board and a Level Shifter breakout board. Looky here: Background The Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) was invented by Gordon Bell in 1971 to translate data between Read more …


Real Time Clock (RTC) – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

August 13, 2015 kangalow 4

For some applications using the Jetson TK1, a Real Time Clock (RTC)may be needed. Here’s a demonstration of the steps needed to add one. Looky here: In this article, we’ll discuss wiring an RTC over I2C to the Jetson, build and install a kernel module for the RTC, and prepare Read more …


Bosch IMU under ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TK1

July 1, 2015 kangalow 39

Robot Operating System (ROS) makes integration of sensors such as the Bosch BNO055 9 Degree of Freedom (DOF) IMU straightforward. Looky here: Background When building a robot, designing, planning and selecting sensors and parts for the build are crucial to success of the overall project. In building our project robot, Read more …


Testing a New Breakout Board for NVIDIA Jetson TK1

June 6, 2015 kangalow 0

David Cofer over at NeuroRobotic Technologies has written an article entitled Finished testing Jetson TK1 Breakout Board V2 Prototype. There is a long list of features, go over and read about them! This will be a useful addition for the community. Update:The board has been sent out for the test Read more …


LIDAR-Lite Installation v1 on NVIDIA Jetson TK1

May 11, 2015 kangalow 17

Note: This is for the original LIDAR-Lite. For LIDAR-Lite v2, click here: LIDAR-Lite v2. LIDAR-Lite is a laser ranging module from Pulsed Light, Inc. which is a lightweight and cost effective measurement device. LIDAR-Lite can be accessed over I2C or PWM, for the Jetson TK1 I’ve written a small library Read more …

Bosch BNO055 IMU

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – Part III

April 28, 2015 kangalow 1

There are several ways to connect the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to the Jetson TK1 Development Kit. Here’s a demonstration of a very simple way. Looky here: Background For the IMU, the The Adafruit 10-DOF IMU Breakout is being used. Here’s a couple of pictures of the breakout board from Read more …

Bosch BNO055 IMU

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – Part II

April 23, 2015 kangalow 4

This blog entry is a little backwards, in that it is labeled Part II. Actually, it’s part III. If you looked at Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – Part I, you would expect to see how to hook up the IMU to the Jetson. Instead, I’ll show you what happens after Read more …