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RACECAR/J

RACECAR/J – Programming the Electronic Speed Controller

February 13, 2018 kangalow 39

Before we can run RACECAR/J, we need to program the electronic speed controller, called a VESC, for the motor and steering. Looky here: Background For RACECAR/J, we replace the stock TRAXXAS ESC with Vedder Electronic Speed Controller (VESC) version 4.12 compatible hardware. The major reason for the change is to Read more …

Canny Edge TX2
Jetson TX2

OpenCV, Python, Onboard Camera – NVIDIA Jetson TX2

September 8, 2017 kangalow 10

In this article, we build a simple demonstration of a Canny Edge Detector using OpenCV, Python, and the onboard camera of the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit. Looky here: Background Back in 1986, John F. Canny developed the Canny Edge detector. The Canny Edge is one of the image processing Read more …

JetPack 3.1
Information

JetPack 3.1 Release

July 24, 2017 kangalow 8

Today NVIDIA released JetPack 3.1 which introduces L4T 28.1 with production support for both the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2 Development Kits. Also new is TensorRT 2.1, cuDNN 6.0 and expanded multimedia API functionality and samples. Components for Jetson TK1 remain unchanged. JetPack 3.1 is available on the NVIDIA Read more …

Jetson RACECAR Software Install
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install

April 26, 2017 kangalow 17

The software install for the Jetson RACECAR is a multi-step process. Looky here: Background There are a couple of different ways to install the software for the Jetson RACECAR. The MIT RACECAR repository on Github has instructions on how to directly install their software from a conveniently provided disk image. Read more …

JetPack 3.0
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JetPack 3.0 – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Development Kit

March 21, 2017 kangalow 41

JetPack 3.0 is a tool that installs the software tools and operating system for a Jetson Development Kit. In the following video, JetPack installs on a Jetson TX2 Development Kit. Looky here: Note: Catherine Ordun has a quite wonderful blog post Setting up the TX2 using JetPack 3.2, which is Read more …

Qt Creator Jetson TX1
Qt

Install Qt Creator on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

January 31, 2017 kangalow 17

Here we have a short article on installing Qt Creator on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1. Looky here: Note: This article is about installing Qt Creator 3.3.1 for Qt 5.5.1 on a Jetson TX1. The Jetson TX1 is flashed using JetPack 2.3.1 and is running L4T 24.2.1. Background There are a Read more …

Code::Blocks
Software

Using Code::Blocks on Jetson

January 9, 2016 Neil Johnson 6

Jetsonhacks himself has been kind enough to let a fellow jetsonhacker have a hand at adding some blog posts…so here goes.  I’ll just do a real quick intro of myself: My name is Neil, and I like the Jetson.  Good enough?  Okay, let’s move on to the topic at hand: Read more …

GPIO/I2C

Ultrasonic Distance Sensor – HC-SR04 – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

October 29, 2015 kangalow 9

Ultrasonic Distance Sensors, like the HC-SR04, are an inexpensive way to measure distance from the Jetson TK1. Looky here: Background Echo location is used by echolocating animals, such as bats and dolphins, for navigation and object detection. Echolocating animals emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes Read more …

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Qt

Install Qt Creator on NVIDIA Jetson TK1

April 22, 2015 kangalow 12

For the next project, Qt Creator is needed. Here’s a little video showing the installation on a NVIDIA Jetson Tk1 Development Kit. Looky here: Nothing difficult here. Open up a Terminal and execute: sudo apt-get install build-essential qt5-default qtcreator -y which will load Qt Creator. Once Qt Creator is installed, Read more …