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State of JetsonHacks 2017

December 31, 2017 kangalow 3

Thank you for reading and participating in the JetsonHacks community. Wishing everyone an absolutely great 2018! At this time of year, it is fun to recap some statistics about the website. A lot of people are curious how many other people are using JetsonHacks. JetsonHacks Website When JetsonHacks was first Read more …

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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 …

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NVIDIA Jetson Developer Challenge – Win Fame and Fortune!

October 23, 2017 kangalow 0

Okay, it’s on. As of this writing, you have 118 days to amaze your friends, and confuse your enemies. The prize pool? Currently $42,800 USD. Big ideas, big money. Here’s the challenge and money quote: Calling all great developers, engineers, scientists, startups, and students! NVIDIA is challenging you to show Read more …

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A Good Article: CSI Cameras on the TX2 (The Easy Way)

August 30, 2017 kangalow 5

Recently Peter Moran wrote an article titled CSI Cameras on the TX2 (The Easy Way) Money Quote: We’re going to look at utilizing the Jetson’s image processing powers and capturing video from the TX2’s own special CSI camera port. Specifically, I’ll show you: Why you’d even want a CSI camera. Read more …

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Mobile Robot Navigation – Localization – Mike Boulet

August 30, 2017 kangalow 1

At a recent MIT/Lincoln Labs 2017 Beaver Works Summer Institute Seminar, Mike Boulet gave a lecture on localization with regards to mobile robot navigation. Looky here: Background There are many parts to mobile robot navigation. As this information is used directly in programming the MIT RACECAR, a NVIDIA Jetson based Read more …

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Develop on SSD – NVIDIA Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2

August 5, 2017 kangalow 3

Using a SSD as the root directory for development on a Jetson Development Kit provides many advantages, including faster disk times and much more storage. It’s easy to do! Looky here: Background With the advent of L4T 28.1, both the Jetson TX1 and the Jetson TX2 both run the same Read more …