GPIO/I2C

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 …

Hardware

Battery Power for NVIDIA Jetson TK1

June 3, 2015 kangalow 6

The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 is the development kit for the Tegra TK1 embedded processor. Naturally, there are a lot of embedded projects with the requirement of being mobile, and running on battery power. Running the Jetson on a battery is pretty simple. Looky here: Background There are a large variety Read more …

GPIO/I2C

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
GPIO/I2C

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
GPIO/I2C

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 …

GPIO/I2C

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – Part I

April 22, 2015 kangalow 9

Here’s a little series on integrating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) onto the I2C GPIO pins of the NVIDIA Jetson TK1. First, we’ll build an interface library, RTIMULib, to enable the IMU to talk to the Jetson. Looky here: Background As a child of the space age, I was always Read more …

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Hardware

Format SD Card Ext4 – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

February 7, 2015 kangalow 10

The Jetson TK1 has a SD Card reader. Most Secure Digital (SD) cards come from the factory formatted as ExFat which is the most common format for Windows machines and cameras. For the card to be useful in several situations on the Jetson (like using the card as a boot Read more …

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Hardware

The Heat Sink Chronicles – Salvation

September 11, 2014 kangalow 4

Enzotech CNB-R1 be gone! Bring in the big guns and be done with heat sink fiddlin’. After installing an Enzotech CNB-R1 onto a NVIDIA Jetson TK1, the results were a little disappointing. That made me start to wonder, how does the stock fan get better results? While it is a Read more …

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Hardware

The Heat Sink Chronicles: Redemption?

September 10, 2014 kangalow 0

A few days ago I installed a Enzotech CNB-R1 Heat Sink onto a Jetson TK1. As noted in earlier posts, with the heat sink installed the Jetson tends to run rather hot. While the high temperature exhibited is during heavy load, it’s still a little disconcerting to be within 10°C Read more …