RPLidar A2

RPLidar A2 – NVIDIA Jetson Development Kits

December 7, 2018 kangalow 15

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 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 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

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

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 …


RACECAR/J – ROS Teleoperation

August 19, 2018 kangalow 12

After completion of the RACECAR/J robot assembly, ROS software installation and VESC programming, it is time to test teleoperation using a game controller. Looky here: Background In the software installation article, we installed a custom ROS software stack for the MIT RACECAR. There is a special node, joy_teleop, which is Read more …

RealSense 2 for ROS

Intel RealSense Package for ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TX

April 28, 2018 kangalow 11

Intel provides an open source ROS Package for their RealSense D400 series cameras. Here we install the package on a NVIDIA Jetson TX development kit. Looky here: Background The RealSense D400 cameras are the next generation of the Intel RealSense camera product line. In the video, we install a ROS Read more …