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Jetson Nano Developer Kit – Getting Started with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano



Today we will look at the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, a low-cost platform for developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. I’ll show you how to get started with the Jetson Nano.

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The NVIDIA Jetson Developer Kit was introduced in late 2018 and became available in early 2019. It’s an inexpensive product with impressive capabilities.

The Jetson Nano Development Kit is part of the NVIDIA Jetson line of Artificial Intelligence development platforms. While most of the Jetson platforms are quite expensive the Nano kit is priced at only $99 USD, bringing the power of Jetson platform to students, experimenters, makers, and independent developers.

The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer kit contains a Jetson Nano module mounted on a carrier board. The carrier board has 4 USB3 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet connector and both HDMI and DisplayPort video connectors. There is also a 40-pin GPIO connector that is Raspberry Pi GPIO compatible.

The Jetson Module is a card with a huge heatsink and a 260-pin SODIMM connector. It has a Quad-core ARM A57 CPU running at 1.43 GHz, a 128-core Maxwell GPU and 4GB of ultra-fast memory.

In the Jetson Nano Developer Kit the module has a microSD card, there is also a production version of the module that uses NVRAM.

As this is a developer kit the idea is that you would develop your software on a microSD card and then burn it onto NVRAM in your production design. Your design would use a 260-pin SODIMM connector for the module, bringing the power of Jetson to your own products.

I’ll show you how to get an image for Ubuntu Linux 18.04 configured with the NVIDIA JetPack SDK. We’ll burn the image onto a microSD card and use it to set up the Jetson.

Once we have it set up we will run a few CUDA parallel processing demos.

Here is what is in today’s video:

Introducing NVIDIA Jetson Nano – 2:04
Getting the microSD Image – 10:23
Installing Ubuntu and Jetpack SDK – 12:16
CUDA Parallel Processing Demos – 16:05

I’ll be using the Jetson Nano in a number of projects, including my DB1 Robot from my “Build a REAL Robot” series. I also have a few Jetson-only projects in store. So you’ll be seeing a lot more of the Jetson Nano in future videos.

If you need more information about the NVIDIA Jetson Nano you can check out the article at https://dbot.ws/jetson01

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overbuilt automotive
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overbuilt automotive

i gues it make a very good android box unlike the pos i own

Parikshit Saha
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Parikshit Saha

can you please guide me on how to make Jetson Nano Module customized board development?

Sir Isaac Justin
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Sir Isaac Justin

this guy's voice is insane

gonzser
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gonzser

Hello Dang, great material! Thanks . Do you have any clue to follow the Hello World AI tutorial? thks Gonzalo

steven bullard
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steven bullard

This was extremely helpful and informative. Your work bench is an inspiration sir, I am definitely borrowing from you formula. I hope you dont mind.

Patrick Fitzgerald
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Patrick Fitzgerald

The operating system image used in this video "Jetson Nano Developer Kit SD Card Image" is not the same as the DLI Deep Learning Institute image used in some of the courses. If you are taking a course make sure you have the correct operating system installed.

Parikshit Saha
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Parikshit Saha

Hi Sir, If I'm going to use the development module with the customized-created board. How can I start building my customized board? which Software can help me with this thing. Please let me know.

Val Borchardt
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Val Borchardt

Hello again. I have asked several times on various places including your website about some fuses but to date i have had no reply.
You say you are there to help people but when i ask you for help you dont answer. Thank you from South Africa

bow2me26
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bow2me26

Yes I don't see any sample files with mine. Just a basic Ubuntu os

Own video footage
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Own video footage

Hi Sir! I want to connect 4-lane camera modules. Don't know how to program MIPI, but can I use this for USB cameras?

Ary de Oliveira
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Ary de Oliveira

how to install virtual machine JETSON NANO?

grateful
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grateful

I had a dream that I built an AI-enhanced autonomous lawn mower bot. Then I realized that it was a nightmare and woke up. Upon waking, I slapped myself for thinking I could be capable of such madness.

Seamus O'Dork
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Seamus O'Dork

Looks great. Except for Ubuntu. Hate it. Should be using debian pure.

Buza
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Buza

great video and thank you for the help
It'd be even better if I could pay attention with better sound quality, I'd love to see your next videos with a new mic
thanks again

John On
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John On

Nice video, thanks!

Rahul Kadam
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Rahul Kadam

Enjoyed this video. Any update on when another Nano video will be released?

邱綉芬
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邱綉芬

thanks !

Kester Gascoyne
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Kester Gascoyne

Wow. Your channel is incredible. One of the best I've found so far.

acrock21
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acrock21

my cpu is a neural net processor, it is a learning computer.

clankill3r
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clankill3r

This video is really great at 1.25 speed 🙂

RelentlessHomesteading
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RelentlessHomesteading

Very interesting device – I will looking torward to the object recognition with it.
In the late 80's I was dabbling in AI and neural nets, …until it became clear it was going to be quite some time for these to become practical (due to CPU and memory resource constraints). And I've been investigating small computers for security on this Relentless Homestead – so really looking forward to your videos. You really are precise and do a great job of selecting what to discuss and what not to discuss in a given episode. Thanks

Mai Mariarti
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Mai Mariarti

Do you or anyone else know of good 4x or 8x clustering setup videos for Jetson Nano?

Jacky Li
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Jacky Li

Hello my friend, may i call you teacher? i've been learned a lot here, and would you like to do some reviews, i can send you my products which is fit for raspberry pi. hope your reply~

// REDACT3D
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// REDACT3D

woah the cost jumps up quite fast eh? Have to admit this product is new to me. Thanks for sharing bud and keep up the good work!

Alfred Sivanzire
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Alfred Sivanzire

I suggest node MCU ESP8266.

Sasha Balmagia
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Sasha Balmagia

Wow Great video, love your channel, always brings new and interesting things, waiting for the next video

D C
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D C

Wellg

D C
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D C

Well done. Thank you very much. I learned a lot.

Rogue Nation
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Rogue Nation

Wow, my daughter tells me I am her robot. Do I need such an upgrade, so far???????

Dheeraj Bhaskar
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Dheeraj Bhaskar

"these Nvidia boards are super expensive"
"you see I've got two of these"
Stop bragging my man 😏

Hussain Bharmal
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Hussain Bharmal

Sir, I am looking to do facial recognition.
I would like to hookup a webcam to this board and detect faces in realtime.
A general requirement to do this is to have a good Nvidia CUDA based processor.

Will this board be able to generate 128d feature vector from an image in real time?

TheKetsa
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TheKetsa

Way Overpriced gadgets.

aztmln
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aztmln

Thanks for the video. Couple of questions: Can I also install regular Chrome and other apps from the software center (or command line) on Ubuntu to run on the Jetson Nano Ubuntu install? I know this isnt designed to be a full fledged ubuntu computer, but what-if I wanted to use it that way from time to time and also install some python tools etc., as well for which I thought it would be nice (easier) to use it as a full fledged ubuntu desktop. Maybe even use GIMP or other image editing tools, given the GPU horsepower 🙂 Thoughts?… Read more »

Spice Master II
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Spice Master II

The power supply has to be at least 2A. And also very important for the SD card to be rated at minimum UHS-1

Wishicould Arduino
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Wishicould Arduino

Does the Radiohead library have nrf24 network in it if so what is its name

Harry White
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Harry White

Nice shop. Thanks for the video.

Javier Enrique Vasquez Lopez
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Javier Enrique Vasquez Lopez

Excelent, Thanks

Trapper
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Trapper

shchchjjjjshsjhetschlon with schjljetlsclhpack
Everyone that wants to talk to an audience should learn how to speak, out of respect to the viewers.

Jorge Perez
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Jorge Perez

Great video Thank you very much!

ddurdin
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ddurdin

Excellent!! Can't wait to see how you use the Jetson nano. Hope you discuss the battery configuration for DB1 soon.

1085243
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1085243

This is cool. I've got a Jetson Nano, and I've been a subscriber to your channel ever since you had a small audience. I hope you will continue coverage of the JN. I'm using a 64gb Samsung Evo microSD card, which is U3 and works well. That is a point you forgot to make about SD cards; the faster rated ones will boot up faster than the entry level U1's. Great show as always. Since you've covered mcu's in the past, you can segway into using the gpio of the JN without confusion. I have to thank you for teaching… Read more »

Gerson Ferreira
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Gerson Ferreira

Nice video as always. I hope to see Jetson Nano in your robot project.

soumitra dey
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soumitra dey

Thanks a lot ! Perfectly installed and done. Installed a fan as you said it really gets heated up. ! Thanks

Zangeef Fangsteen
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Zangeef Fangsteen

I need a Jetson with 8 or 12 GB of RAM
4GB won't work for my projects

Amanda Borman
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Amanda Borman

I like this but 5-10W for the processor is far too much power for my robot, I am using 5W total and still have very little run time from the batteries.

Ryan
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Ryan

Ubuntu? LoL

journey2
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journey2

Hi, do you think it is possible to use this electronic device to make facial recognition ? or it is better to abtain another model.

John ,G
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John ,G

Great video once again keep up the good work, I like how you call your workshop a workshop not a Lab.

Bar Irwin
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Bar Irwin

Thanks for the excellent introduction ! May I ask, what brand of storage system do you use for your screws and fixings ?