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ArduCam Jetson Nano/Xavier NX User Guide

Jetson Nano/Xavier NX
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User Guide

Published in September 2022 by ARDUCAM TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED

Installation

ToF Camera

  1. Find the camera connector, gently pull the plastic catch up.
  2. Insert the ribbon cable with pins facing away from the catch.
  3. Push the catch back in.
  4. Connect the camera to Jetson Nano/NX, with pins facing away from the catch.
  5. Connect the 2-pin power cable to the camera.
  6. Connect the 2-pin cable to Jetson Nano’s GPIO (5V & GND)

Operating The Camera

Before You Start

  • A fresh install is highly recommended.
  • Make sure you are running a newer version of Jetpack. (4.6.1 or later) .
    Step 1. Install the camera driver

wget https://github.com/ArduCAM/MIPI_Camera/releases/download/v0.0.3/install_full.sh
chmod+xinstall_full.sh.
install_full.sh-marducam

When you see the reboot prompt, press y and then press enter to reboot.
Step 2. Download the repo
git clone https://github.com/ArduCAM/Arducam_tof_camera.git

Step 3. Install SDK, Dependencies, Compile & Run
Enter the folder:
cd Arducam_tof_camera/jetson
If you are using a Jetson Nano:./compile_nano.sh
If you are using a Jetson Xavier NX:./compile_nx.sh
Once it’s successfully complied, live previews of the camera will automatically pop up.
For more information, please visit:
https://www.arducam.com/docs/tof-camera-getting-started/

Instructions for Safe Use

To properly use the Arudcam ToF Camera, kindly note:

  • Before connecting, you should always power the Jetson Nano/Xavier NX off and remove the power supply first.
  • Make sure the cable on the camera board is locked in place.
  • Make sure the cable is correctly inserted in the Jetson Nano/Xavier NX board’s MIPI CSI-2 connector.
  • Avoid high temperatures.
  • Avoid water, moisture, or conductive surfaces while in operation.
  • Avoid folding, or straining the ex-cable.
  • Avoid cross-threading with tripods.
  • Gently push/pull the connector to avoid damaging the printed circuit board.
  • Avoid moving or handling the printed circuit board excessively while it’s in operation.
  • Handle by the edges to avoid damage from electrostatic discharge.
  • Where the camera board is stored should be cool and as dry as possible.
  • Sudden temperature/humidity changes can cause dampness in the lens and affect the image/video quality.

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Documents / Resources

ArduCam Jetson Nano/Xavier NX [pdf] User Guide
Jetson Nano Xavier NX, Jetson Nano, Xavier NX

References

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