Similar to a few other small autonomous rover projects that we’ve seen over the years, I am going to build a tiny little robot by the name of Nanosaur. It is a small tracked vehicle, powered by an Nvidia Jetson Nano, two small motors, a rechargeable battery pack, a Raspberry Pi camera, and some custom 3D printed parts for the body. It runs ROS in a Docker container by default, so, I’ll naturally be attempting to “balena-fy” that, but even in it’s default form it looks like a fun build.
This project is originally developed by Raffaello Bonghi, currently working on the Nvidia Jetson team though created in his spare time as a personal project.
I have all of the parts on the BoM, ready to go:
Of course, a pile of parts doesn’t always turn out to be exactly what is envisioned, but if everything goes according to plans, the end result should come out looking like this:
Tonight, construction will begin, and I’ll update this thread in a few days to see what kind of progress I’ve made!