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iRobot® Create® 3 Hookup Guide for NVIDIA® Jetson™

The iRobot® Create® 3 robot has a USB-C®1 connector implementing a USB 2.0 host capable of 5 V @ 3 A continuous, which can be used to power and communicate with various downstream devices. Here are some hookup examples for NVIDIA® Jetson™2 computers.

NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ 2GB

The Jetson Nano™ 2GB has a USB-C® port (J2) for power and a USB Micro-B port (J13) for downstream data. This can be connected to the Create 3 robot most simply using a USB-C® hub and two cables -- USB A to Micro-B and USB A to USB-C®. Hookup diagram for Jetson Nano™

NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™ Developer Kit

The Jetson Xavier NX™ Developer Kit has a 5.5mm x 2.5mm barrel connector jack (J16) for power (9 V to 20 V) and a USB Micro-B port (J5) for downstream data.
This can be powered from the unregulated battery port of the Create® 3 adapter board by using a JST-XH female connector to DC barrel plug cable. The data connection is established by using a USB Micro B to USB-C® cable. Hookup diagram for Jetson Xavier NX™ Developer Kit

NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier NX™ Developer Kit Printable Adapter Mount

You can 3d print the mount adapter to place the Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit in the cargo bay or on the faceplate.

Note

  • If you are 3d printing the above (mount adapter)[../print_compute/#adapter-mount], use support to support overhang areas.

    Slicing example

  • You need four (4) M3 x 6mm screws; cap head is suggested.


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