Jetson Nano RealSense ROS
Camera

RealSense ROS Wrapper – Jetson Nano

October 25, 2019 kangalow 2

Many people use Intel RealSense cameras with robots. Here we install the realsense-ros wrapper on the NVIDIA Jetson Nano developer kit. Looky here: Background There are several members in the Intel RealSense camera family. This includes the Depth Cameras (D415, D435, D435i) and Tracking Camera (T265). There are also more Read more …

RACECAR/J

Install VESC 6 Plus on RACECAR/J

August 16, 2019 kangalow 0

Installing the VESC 6 Plus on the platform consists of several steps. First, remove the protective wrap on the platform. The VESC 6 Plus will be mounted to the bottom of the platform. Using the 4 supplied M5 screws, attach the VESC to the left side of the car. The Read more …

RPLidar A2
Information

RPLidar A2 – NVIDIA Jetson Development Kits

December 7, 2018 kangalow 17

The Slamtec RPLidar A2 is one of the most popular 2D lidar currently available. Interfacing with a Jetson Dev Kit is straightforward. Looky here: Background The RPLidar A2 is a popular low cost 2D LIDAR. Slamtec sells a couple of different versions of the A2, and also sells a more Read more …

FlatNose Assembly
RACECAR/J

RACECAR/J FlatNose Platform Part 2

December 1, 2018 kangalow 8

In RACECAR/J FlatNose Platfrom Part I we built up the lower FlatNose platform. In an earlier article, we built a chassis. Now we attach them together. Looky here: Introduction Building even a simple robot like RACECAR/J usually means several assembly steps. Now that we’ve built the chassis and the platform Read more …

RACECAR/J

RACECAR/J FlatNose Platform Part I

November 24, 2018 kangalow 0

Note: Everything in the RACECAR/J store is 10% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. In earlier articles, we built a RACECAR/J using the MIT platform specification. The MIT platform accepts a Jetson TX Development Kit, a Hokuyo UST-10LX Lidar, and a Stereolabs ZED camera for the computing and sensing Read more …

Rosbags on RACECAR/J
RACECAR/J

Record and Playback Actions under ROS – RACECAR/J

September 14, 2018 kangalow 1

One of the first things people like to do with their RACECAR is gather data. Using ROS we can record and playback actions. It’s easy! Looky here: Background The usual note here: You should definitely have the book “Programming Robots with ROS, a practical introduction to the Robot Operating System” Read more …

Exploring ROS - RACECAR/J
RACECAR/J

Exploring ROS – RACECAR/J

September 4, 2018 kangalow 6

Exploring ROS is easy using the both the built-in tools and additional GUI based tools. Looky here: This is a little different than most the content on JetsonHacks. Basically we bring up a running ROS system using the MIT RACECAR stack and take a look around. This gives some background Read more …