Razor IMU
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 7 – Razor IMU Mounting

June 27, 2016 kangalow 2

In the seventh part of our Jetson RACECAR build, we add a Sparkfun Razor 9DOF IMU to the lower platform. Looky here: Background The Sparkfun 9 Degrees of Freedom Razor IMU is a frequent choice for many robotic projects. From the Sparkfun website: Description: The 9DOF Razor IMU incorporates three Read more …

Jetson RACECAR with Upper Platform
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 6 – Upper Platform Mounting

February 24, 2016 kangalow 2

In the sixth part of our Jetson RACECAR build, the upper platform is mounted to the lower platform and the initial test fitting commences. Looky here: Background As noted in Jetson RACECAR Part 5, there were issues mounting the PCA9685 PWM Driver, as the breakout board did have the correct Read more …

Jetson Development Kit controlling a ESC on a TRAXXAS Rally car
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 3 – ESC Motor Controller

January 26, 2016 kangalow 12

In the third part of our Jetson RACECAR build series, we are working through controlling the ESC motor controller. Looky here: Background In an R/C car such as the TRAXXAS Rally that we’re using in this project, servo motors and the drive motor Electronic Speed Ccontroller (ESC) are controlled by Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Steering FI
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Part 2 – RACECAR Steering Control

January 20, 2016 kangalow 19

In the first article on the Jetson RACECAR project we described several tasks that need to be completed. The first task on the list that we’ve chosen to work on is building the Jetson RACECAR steering control. Looky here: Background In previous articles such as this one, we discussed connecting Read more …

Traxxas Rally Chassis
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Build – Part 1 – Traxxas Rally Unboxing

January 18, 2016 kangalow 13

This is the first of a multi-part series on building a Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robot, or RACECAR, based on a NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit and Traxxas Rally Remote Controlled car chassis. In this first installment, we unbox the Traxxas Rally and outline some of the first tasks that Read more …