Flashing the SD Card
First, you need to download the Jetson’s operating system. A custom image with a baseline AVR software can be found here avr23.zip. This is a large file, so it will take a while.
.zip file finishes downloading, extract this file, and plug in your
To flash the SD card on Windows, we recommend a tool called Rufus.
Go to this page and download
Download this installer file
Go ahead and launch Rufus. When you launch the application, it should look something like this:
Rufus main window
- Make sure the correct device is selected. If your microSD card is not blank, it will probably have a different label.
- Select the
.imgfile in the folder you extracted.
You will now be able to click the “START” button in Rufus. Go ahead and click this. You will get a number of warnings that you’re about to format and wipe this microSD card.
Go ahead and click through all of these, you know what you’re doing. Rufus will begin flashing the microSD card and at the end will let you know when it’s finished.
To flash the SD card on MacOS or Linux, we recommend using Balena Etcher. Go to their website and follow the instructions to download and install Balena Etcher.
Go ahead and launch Balena Etcher.
.img file in the folder you extracted, and select your microSD card.
Options selected in Balena Etcher
Once you hit “Flash”, you may be prompted to enter your password for super user privileges.
Enter your account credentials
Balena Etcher will begin flashing the microSD card and at the end will let you know when it’s finished.