Meet , 99$ Jetson Nano – Powerful AI Device with docker pre-installed

start your AI journey for edge computing with docker support The NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Developer Kit is a small AI computer for makers, learners, and developers. ordered this device few months back and super exciting to share my learning with you .

lets start the 100ft overview :

jetson nano

  • microSD card slot for main storage
  • 40-pin expansion header
  • Micro-USB port for 5V power input or for data
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • USB 3.0 ports (x4)
  • HDMI output port
  • DisplayPort connector
  • DC Barrel jack for 5V power input
  • MIPI CSI camera connector

Items not Included

You’ll also need:

  • microSD card (16GB UHS-1 minimum)
  • USB keyboard and mouse
  • Computer display (either HDMI or DP)
  • Micro-USB power supply (5V⎓2A)

Prepare for Setup

Items for Getting Started

microSD Card

The Jetson Nano Developer Kit uses a microSD card as a boot device and for main storage. It’s important to have a card that’s fast and large enough for your projects; the minimum recommended is a 16GB UHS-1 card.

See the instructions below to flash your microSD card with operating system and software.

Micro-USB Power Supply

You’ll need to power the developer kit with a good quality power supply that can deliver 5V⎓2A at the developer kit’s Micro-USB port. Not every power supply rated at “5V⎓2A” will actually do this.

Write Image to the microSD Card

To prepare your microSD card, you’ll need a computer with Internet connection and the ability to read and write SD cards, either via a built-in SD card slot or adapter.

  1. Download the Jetson Nano Developer Kit SD Card Image, and note where it was saved on the computer.
  2. Write the image to your microSD card by following the instructions below according to the type of computer you are using: Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for Mac

Instructions for Linux

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Setup Steps

  1. Unfold the paper stand and place inside the developer kit box.
  2. Set the developer kit on top of the paper stand.
  3. Insert the microSD card (with system image already written to it) into the slot on the underside of the Jetson Nano module.

Power on your computer display and connect it.

Connect the USB keyboard and mouse.

Connect your Micro-USB power supply (5V⎓2A).

The Jetson Nano Developer Kit will power on and boot automatically.

Wow ! Jetson Nano comes with 18.09 by default

buts its time to upgrade docker 19.03

engineitops@sangam:~$ sudo cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS"
VERSION_ID="18.04"
HOME_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy"
VERSION_CODENAME=bionic
UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic
jetson@jetson-desktop:~$

Verifying Docker

engineitops@sangam:~$  sudo docker version
Client:
 Version:           18.09.2
 API version:       1.39
 Go version:        go1.10.4
 Git commit:        6247962
 Built:             Tue Feb 26 23:51:35 2019
 OS/Arch:           linux/arm64
 Experimental:      false

Server:
 Engine:
  Version:          18.09.2
  API version:      1.39 (minimum version 1.12)
  Go version:       go1.10.4
  Git commit:       6247962
  Built:            Wed Feb 13 00:24:14 2019
  OS/Arch:          linux/arm64
  Experimental:     false

install with few quick commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl
curl -sSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh
engineitops@sangam:~$ sudo docker version
Client: Docker Engine - Community
 Version:           19.03.2
 API version:       1.40
 Go version:        go1.12.8
 Git commit:        6a30dfc
 Built:             Thu Aug 29 05:32:21 2019
 OS/Arch:           linux/arm64
 Experimental:      false

Server: Docker Engine - Community
 Engine:
  Version:          19.03.2
  API version:      1.40 (minimum version 1.12)
  Go version:       go1.12.8
  Git commit:       6a30dfc
  Built:            Thu Aug 29 05:30:53 2019
  OS/Arch:          linux/arm64
  Experimental:     false
 containerd:
  Version:          1.2.6
  GitCommit:        894b81a4b802e4eb2a91d1ce216b8817763c29fb
 runc:
  Version:          1.0.0-rc8
  GitCommit:        425e105d5a03fabd737a126ad93d62a9eeede87f
 docker-init:
  Version:          0.18.0
  GitCommit:        fec3683
jetson@jetson-desktop:~$

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