For the 2021 summer Activation Camp, we used NVIDIA Jetsons and JetBots for the first time. Before the 2022 camp, we will need to complete a maintenance routine on the robots. For now, this maintenance routine consists of two basic parts:
- Checking physical connections (mostly screws) throughout the robot
- Confirming that the robot is charged up, can boot and secure a network connection
Part 1: Physical Connections
Part 2: Power and Boot
Connecting to Wi-Fi
- Get your JetBot
- On the robot’s port side (“port” meaning both as on a boat, but also the side with all the ports) plug in an HDMI cable to a computer monitor or TV
- Plug in a keyboard to one of the USB ports
- Turn on the robot (note the little black switch on the lower right of the port side)
- You should see an NVidia splash screen, and after a few moments, you will see a black screen prompting you to log in
- It will say something like “nano-4gb-jp54 login:”
- Ignore any text like “[ 18.418854] Bridge firewalling registered” (or just hit enter a few times)
- type in the username: jetbot
- type in the password: jetbot
- Note that the cursor will not move while you’re typing the password. This is to protect our sweet, sweet password.
- type the following command and hit enter
- sudo nmcli device wifi connect YOUR_NETWORK_NAME password YOUR_NETWORK_PASSWORD
- It will ask you for your password again. Type “jetbot” again.
- You should see a message like:
- Device ‘wlan0’ successfully activated with ‘xxx-xxx-x-xxx-xx’.
Maintenance Day at Carnegie Clubhouse
On May 4, 2022 we will be coordinating a maintenance day for our existing JetBot Inventory. Please update and make notes on the sheet (preview below):