Level Shifting, UART and GPS Part 1 – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

September 3, 2015 kangalow 11

Building a breadboard to interface a GPS system to a UART on the Jetson TK1 only requires a couple of parts, a GPS breakout board and a Level Shifter breakout board. Looky here: Background The Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) was invented by Gordon Bell in 1971 to translate data between Read more …

Operating System

Clone Image – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

August 26, 2015 kangalow 17

In many cases there is a large amount of work that goes into creating a working Jetson development system. This can include such things as loading drivers, compiling source files and libraries, system configuration, and so on. During development, sometimes things can go south and leave the system in a Read more …


Real Time Clock (RTC) – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

August 13, 2015 kangalow 2

For some applications using the Jetson TK1, a Real Time Clock (RTC)may be needed. Here’s a demonstration of the steps needed to add one. Looky here: In this article, we’ll discuss wiring an RTC over I2C to the Jetson, build and install a kernel module for the RTC, and prepare Read more …


Bosch IMU under ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TK1

July 1, 2015 kangalow 39

Robot Operating System (ROS) makes integration of sensors such as the Bosch BNO055 9 Degree of Freedom (DOF) IMU straightforward. Looky here: Background When building a robot, designing, planning and selecting sensors and parts for the build are crucial to success of the overall project. In building our project robot, Read more …


LIDAR-Lite Installation v1 on NVIDIA Jetson TK1

May 11, 2015 kangalow 17

Note: This is for the original LIDAR-Lite. For LIDAR-Lite v2, click here: LIDAR-Lite v2. LIDAR-Lite is a laser ranging module from Pulsed Light, Inc. which is a lightweight and cost effective measurement device. LIDAR-Lite can be accessed over I2C or PWM, for the Jetson TK1 I’ve written a small library Read more …

Bosch BNO055 IMU

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – Part III

April 28, 2015 kangalow 1

There are several ways to connect the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to the Jetson TK1 Development Kit. Here’s a demonstration of a very simple way. Looky here: Background For the IMU, the The Adafruit 10-DOF IMU Breakout is being used. Here’s a couple of pictures of the breakout board from Read more …