The SparkFun JetBot AI Kit is a robot platform that can be powered by your own Jetson Nano Developer Kit by NVIDIA. This SparkFun kit is based on the open-source NVIDIA JetBot! We understand that not everyone has access to multiple 3D printers on each floor, and a whole warehouse of electronics so we wanted to build a kit from ready to assemble parts to get you up and running as quickly as possible. This version of the SparkFun JetBot AI Kit is a great launchpad for creating entirely new AI projects for makers, students and enthusiasts who already own a Jetson Nano and are looking to take the next step with their machine learning platform. It’s straightforward to set up and use and is compatible with many popular accessories. Several interactive tutorials show you how to harness the power of AI to teach the SparkFun JetBot to follow objects, avoid collisions and more.
Additionally, the included image is delivered with the advanced functionality of JetBot ROS (Robot Operating System) and AWS RoboMaker Ready with AWS IoT Greengrass already installed. SparkFun’s JetBot AI Kit is the only kit currently on the market ready to move beyond the standard JetBot examples and into the world of connected and intelligent robotics.
The Jetson Nano Developer Kit offers useful tools like the Jetson GPIO Python library, and is compatible with common sensors and peripherals; including some new python compatibility with the SparkFun Qwiic ecosystem.
This kit includes everything you need to get started with JetBot minus a Phillips head screwdriver and an Ubuntu desktop GUI. If you need these, check out the includes tabs for some suggestions from our catalog. Please be aware that the ability to run multiple neural networks in parallel may only be possible with a full 5V-4A power supply.
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Based on 4 ratings:
Shipped quickly. Instructions on the website quite complete and easy to follow What was also great where the tips on were you could go wrong . Had a minor issue with the SD card but Chris in customer service was great in solving the issue.
However, I would like to thank the support team for resending the JetBot chassis kit right away. As for the OLED, I was able to repurchase it from domestic reseller.
Sorry, but I can't give a good review. I have been stuck trying to get the Jetson to connect to my home WiFi. It has been very frustrating. I have a open topic on the Sparkfun Forum, but so far no resolution.
The problem of SDK card, defect, was not supported. So any experience was not gained from the kit.