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Installing VMC Software


In order to install the AVR software, your Jetson needs to have an internet connection. The easiest way by far is if you have ethernet available. If so, just plug an ethernet cable into your Jetson and you should be good to go.

If you don’t have ethernet, you can use a WiFi connection. First, you can list the available networks with:

nmcli device wifi list


WiFi network list

WiFi network list

Hit q to exit the list.

If the Jetson is already connected to a WiFi network, you can disconnect it with:

sudo nmcli device disconnect wlan0

To connect to a WiFi network, run:

# with a password
sudo nmcli device wifi connect <network name> password <password>

# without a password
sudo nmcli device wifi connect <network name>

such as:

sudo nmcli device wifi connect "WI do drones FI" password "Flying_Is_Fun"

If your network name or password has a space or other special characters, you’ll need to wrap it in quotes as shown above.


git clone --recurse-submodules ~/AVR-2022
cd ~/AVR-2022/VMC/scripts
chmod +x

This clones the software repo, changes directory into the repo you just cloned, makes the setup script executable, and then executes the setup script.

Setup script starting

Setup script starting

This setup script will automatically install and configure everything needed on your Jetson to get it ready for competition. This script does do operating system updates, so depending on your internet connection, it may take a while to run.

At the end of the setup script, it will perform a few self-tests to make sure everything is configured properly.

Self-tests passing

Self-tests passing

Once this is done, please restart your Jetson. Some system settings were changed that require a reboot to take effect.

Reboot prompt

Reboot prompt

After this, you should be ok to continue on with the setup per the updating per Updating VMC Software