In this resource guide you will find a list of recommended links and hardware for working with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano.
NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit
There are two versions of the Jetson Nano: A developer kit for developers and makers and a version for mass market manufacturers.
Buy from NVIDIA
If you don't have a Nano Developer Kit yet, I have found the best and cheapest way is to just buy it direct from NVIDIA:
Buy from Amazon
If you prefer to buy from Amazon, the last time I looked it was available through Prime. Here is my affiliate link:
Micro SD Card with Adapter
You will need a Micro SD Card with an adapter. I recommend buying at least a few. You should get at least a 32GB card. But I would recommend 64GB. I like the SanDisk Extreme series.
Micro SD Card for JetBot image
If you plan to use the JetBot image, it can barely fit on a 64GB micro SD card. In fact they provide a second image that only requires 63GB to get around it! So if you go that route, you may want to consider this larger card:
Power Supply with Switch
The Nano itself sits on a carrier board. The carrier board can be powered by a 5V 2.5 power supply, like a Pi, for simple operations. But for more power, when running heavy duty GPU intensive simulations on an HDMI display a 5V 4A supply should be used. The 5V 2.5 supplies are easer to find.
If you have a Raspberry Pi you may own one already. If not I recommend buying own with a switch, such as the one available from CanaKit:
5V 4A Power Supply
To use a 5V 4A supply you will need a jumper and for a 2.5 plug you will need a 2.1 adapter (both listed below).
- Geekworm DC 5V 4A Power Adapter with EU/US Plug DC 5.5x2.5 - requires 2.5 to 2.1 adapter (below)
- OMNIHIL Adapter Plug Converter 5.5mm x 2.5mm Female Plug to 5.5mm x2.1mm Male Plug
- CGTime DC 5.5x2.5mm Male 90 Degree Angle to DC5.5x2.1mm Female Adapter 5 Volt DC Barrel Power Jack Charging Cable Connector for Tablet (DC5.5x2.5mm)(2pack)
- Gikfun 200pcs 2.54mm Standard Computer Jumper Caps Short Circuit Cap Mini Micro Jumper Bridge Plug DIY Kit for Arduino (Pack of 200pcs) EK1928
USB to TTL Serial Cable
To connect your laptop to the Nano you can use the USB-to-TTL Serial Cable from Adafruit. This is also a cable that I use sometimes to connect to a Raspberry Pi.
Mini Keyboard and Touchpad
Sometimes you need to hookup a keyboard and mouse for debugging or setup. I've used an older version of this mini keyboard and touchpad to setup a Nano. You just pull the USB connector out of the back and plug it in to one of the ports.
You can use a USB adapter or a card with antennas that goes under the module on the carrier board.