Jetson Nano Resource Guide


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).

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.